Accession Number : AD0683586

Title :   MODEL AND HISTORICAL VERIFICATION OF THE LABOR OUTPUT OF A US ARMY CONSTRUCTION BATTALION,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS AND COST ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Schow,Horace , II

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The paper presents a model which yields the predicted labor output of a US Army construction battalion. The output is defined as the weekly number of man-hours directly expended on construction-type activities. An analysis is given which shows that 76 workers out of a company strength of 178 men and 273 workers out of a battalion of 850 men should be directly committed to construction projects. The remainder of the men are occupied with indirect construction support, administration, and community overhead activities. The construction effort index, the Construction Ratio, is defined as the actual over the predicted number of man-hours on construction projects per week. The verification is based upon historical data taken from two construction seasons in northeastern France where the average Construction Ratio was computed to be 0.89. The corrections to adjust for understrength and overstrength units are given. Although the estimates given are for a specific type of construction battalion, the methodology is general and can be applied to other units. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL), (*ARMY PERSONNEL, *LABOR), PREDICTIONS, CORRECTIONS, HISTORY, INDEXES, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, SYMPOSIA, VIETNAM, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE