Accession Number : AD0770374

Title :   An Integrated Approach to Construction Management.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Richards,J. L.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : The research developed an integrated approach to construction management that provides an optimal decision-making tool for improving the cost-effectiveness of management organizations. The construction problem is defined in terms of the management processes of planning, scheduling, and controlling construction operations. These processes evaluate the time-cost tradeoffs of alternative courses of action when resources are limited. The integrated approach reflects the true state of the decision-maker in hierarchical management organizations of dynamic construction systems. A new network-based project analysis model was developed that integrates the total costs of construction operations. A rigorous mathematical formulation of the model provides a basis for an optimal solution method using an implicit enumeration, computer routine. The integrated approach was applied to a sample project to yield optimal project and resource schedules. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Construction, *Management planning and control, Decision making, Multiple operation, Scheduling, Dynamic programming, Computer programming, Man machine systems, Costs, Mathematical models, Matrices(Mathematics), Stochastic processes, Optimization

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE