Accession Number : ADA305986

Title :   Critical Path Management for Construction Offices.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Buziak, Christine Y.

PDF Url : ADA305986

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to increase efficiency in the administration and control of defense construction contracts managed by Resident Officer In Charge of Construction offices. There are very few tools to guide the project managers in the field, where the design and construction is actually taking place, thus, they improvise individually in ways that may be inefficient. The major focus of this thesis is to explain critical path management and how it can help the project manager reduce costs, reduce time delays and increase quality. All the needs of a typical construction contract are summarized in a network schedule, using project management software to organize and control all the tasks in a project. The model is illustrated by applying it to an actual Navy construction contract. The costs and benefits of using the current methods of administration and the critical path management method using the model are then compared.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *CONSTRUCTION, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *CRITICAL PATH METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TIME INTERVALS, CONTRACTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, COSTS, SCHEDULING, QUALITY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, GUIDANCE, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE