Accession Number : AD0647842

Title :   THE ECONOMICS OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT STANDARDIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Koster,Francis D.

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The problems of standardization in the construction industry are continually being analyzed because managers are not satisfied with current answers, and new information on the subject is constantly being generated. One important aspect of heavy construction equipment policy which never has been analyzed completely is that of family standardization. This thesis was written to partially satisfy the need for analysis and discussion of the one special area of family standardization of heavy construction equipment. The viewpoint adopted for the discussion is generally that of the management of a medium-sized heavy construction company; however, specific attention also has been given to standardization as viewed by certain government organizations. It is hoped that the thesis will accomplish two objectives: (1) develop the significant factors and variables which affect family standardization of heavy construction equipment, and (2) outline a method of analysis which contractors can use to improve their equipment policy.

Descriptors :   (*ECONOMICS, ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT), (*ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT, STANDARDIZATION), CONSTRUCTION, INVENTORY CONTROL, SPARE PARTS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE