Accession Number : AD0622835

Title :   METHODS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC WORKS MANAGERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Parker,Henry W.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This report is essentially an introduction to basic methods improvement techniques that have proved to be particularly applicable to construction and maintenance situations. Three principal subjects are covered. (1) The use of the time-lapse camera to record the job for later study and discussion; (2) The use of crew balance charts and flow diagrams and process charts to analyze and evaluate current methods and to develop new methods; and (3) The use of activity sampling techniques to quickly evaluate the productive output of labor crews. The report will serve as a 'how to' manual for an organization or an individual desiring to improve its effective use of men, machines, time or money. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CONSTRUCTION), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION), (*CIVIL ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), JOB ANALYSIS, MANPOWER, TIME STUDIES, PHOTOGRAPHY, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, COSTS, REDUCTION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE