Accession Number : ADA141841

Title :   Construction Management Planning. The Impact on Meeting Owner Goals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Boothe,D A

PDF Url : ADA141841

Report Date : 17 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : This study investigated the impact which planning, done by a Construction Management (CM) firm during the preconstruction phase of a CM contract, had on the effectiveness with which the firm met owner goals. The relative impact of selected organizational and environmental characteristics on the CM firm's ability to meet owner goals was also investigated. The study was conducted through the use of a questionnaire mailed to 92 companies, in Michigan, who advertised that they provided CM services. The responses were analyzed by frequency to describe the typical company and through the use of Pearson's product-moment correlations and partial correlations to ascertain the strength of linear relationships between selected planning, organizational, and environmental characteristics and measures of effectiveness. The study results indicated that some aspects of planning affected the ability of the CM company to meet owner goals, although they followed no clear pattern. As measured by this study, the CM company's effectiveness was more a result of an interaction of organizational and environmental characteristics rather than the clear cut action of any planning characteristic investigated.

Descriptors :   *Construction, *Management planning and control, *Corporations, *Contracts, Impact, Organizations, Surveys, Questionnaires, Michigan, Operational effectiveness, Patterns, Correlation

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE