METHODS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC WORKS MANAGERS

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF SEVERAL YEARS OF INVESTIGATION BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING-CONSTRUCTION GROUP AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY ON THE GENERAL SUBJECT OF METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS. THE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RESOURCE USE ARE ANALYZED. DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW METHOD BY MEANS OF METHODS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES IS A FOUR-STEP PROCEDURE: (1) RECORD THE JOB AS IT IS BEING DONE, (2) ANALYZE EVERY DETAIL OF THE PRESENT METHOD, (3) DEVISE NEW METHODS, AND (4) IMPLEMENT THE BETTER METHOD. SPECIFICALLY DISCUSSED ARE THE FOLLOWING IDEAS: TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE CREW BALANCE CHART, AND METHODS OF ACTIVITY SAMPLING. THE COMBINATION OF GOOD METHODS AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES CANNOT FAIL TO PRODUCE AN ECONOMICAL AND SUCCESSFUL JOB. TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS ARE PRESENT TO ASSIST MANAGEMENT IN ACHIEVING THE GOALS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tr No 51, 128 PP, 33 FIG, 4 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA  USA  94305
  • Authors:
    • Parker, H W
  • Publication Date: 1967

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM