Accession Number : ADA188015

Title :   An Engineering Report in Civil Engineering and Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Carr, Robert M

PDF Url : ADA188015

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : For United States Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMBCs), the greatest challenge for construction operations is the effective utilization of project resources. NMCBs must develop plans for efficient use of labor, equipment and material resources during deployments to overseas construction sites. Of the three resources, material resources have the greatest degree of variability and uncertainty, and over which the battalion management personnel have the least control. Sound construction material resource planning is a must for the construction management effort. The importance of the material resource plan is also emphasized because of the nature and size of NMCB operations. A critical investigation is presented of the material resource plans recommended in Naval Construction Force directives and instructions. Also presented is an investigation into the actual operations and material resource plans employed by the active construction battalions during recent deployments. Recommendations for improvement to the material resource plans used by the NMCBs are discussed.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, CONTROL, DEPLOYMENT, EFFICIENCY, LABOR, MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS, NAVY, OVERSEAS, PERSONNEL, RESOURCES, SITES, UTILIZATION, VARIATIONS, NAVAL PLANNING

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE