Accession Number : ADA180693

Title :   Analysis of Construction Design Estimation Practices of Public Works Center, Great Lakes.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : George,Stephen L.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop a statistically validated predictive model for construction design man-hours to aid in the decision-making process for assigning projects to PWC engineers and Architect-Engineer firms. This study was performed at PWC, Great Lakes and consisted of personnel interviews and the compilation of a database from internal reports. Although a predictive model was not developed, it was discovered that the design man-hours estimation procedure is inaccurate and causes PWC to hold customer funds that could be used for other purposes. A decision-making model was developed to assist in assigning projects to in-house design resources or to Architect-Engineer firms. In addition, significant cost savings are already being realized through the use of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting System, with greater savings projected when the system is fully installed. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *CONSTRUCTION, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *DECISION MAKING, COSTS, SAVINGS, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, DRAFTING, INTERNAL, ESTIMATES, DATA BASES, THESES, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE