CONTROL AND ADJUSTMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

A FIVE-YEAR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM WAS OUTLINED IN MICHIGAN IN 1957. THE COMPLETE PROGRAM WAS MADE PUBLIC, WITH LETTING DATES ON EACH PROJECT, IN ADVANCE, AND SCHEDULES WITH TARGET DATES WERE SET UP FOR EACH DIVISION TO MEET IN ORDER THAT THE ENTIRE SCHEDULES FOR THE DIVISIONS COULD MEET THE PREDETERMINED LETTING DATES. A CENTRAL SYSTEM OF REPORTING TO TOP MANAGEMENT WAS SET UP FOR A PROGRAM PERFORMANCE CONTROL. THE CENTRAL REPORTING PROCEDURE SET UP THE FOLLOWING STEPS: (1) PREPARATION OF BAR CHARTS, BY DISTRICTS, ON EVERY PROJECT, SHOWING THE WORK SCHEDULES AND TARGET DATES NECESSARY FOR EACH DIVISION AND SECTION TO MEET, (2) PREPARATION OF REPORTING FORMS TO BE USED BY EACH DIVISION FOR REPORTING CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF EVERY PROJECT, (3) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROGRAM PERFORMANCE CHART GIVING INFORMATION ON EVERY PROJECT FROM THE SELECTION OF THE CORRIDOR, TO THE FINAL DISPOSAL OF ANY EXCESS PROPERTY THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH RIGHT-OF-WAY PURCHASE, AND (4) PREPARATION OF PROGRAM ROUTE REPORTS ON ALL INTERSTATE AND ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS TO GIVE TOP MANAGEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF EACH PROJECT. CENTRAL REPORTING CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WITH THE FULL COOPERATION BETWEEN TOP MANAGEMENT, THE DIVISIONS, AND THE DISTRICTS.

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    • pp 145-159, 8 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Walker, M J
  • Discussers:
    • Granum, James O
    • Babcock, Willard F
    • Aitken, H L
    • Buswell, H T
    • Legarra, J A
    • Johnson, Walter
    • Donnell, Philip M
    • Hart, T J
    • Martin, James W
    • Haxton
  • Publication Date: 1961

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  • Accession Number: 00215206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM