Accession Number : ADA309081

Title :   Abstract Validation Of The Effectiveness Of The Project Definition Phase Of U.S. Air Force Military Constuction Projects.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Crafton, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA309081

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : In 1990, the U.S. Air Force initiated a phase in the Military Construction Process known as Project Definition. The intention of the Air Force in initiating this phase was twofold: first, to improve customer satisfaction with the facility provided, and second, to reduce design changes throughout the construction project. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect the Project Definition phase has in producing a successful project Design Phase. For data collection, project participants on twenty-five Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence projects were surveyed. From the data collected, the Project Definition efforts were rated and compared to the subsequent success of the design efforts. Trends among the twenty-five projects were analyzed and conclusions and recommendations are given. Key bibliographic sources include The United States Air Force Project Managers Guide For Project Definition and the Construction Industry Institute's Pre-Project Planning Handbook.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, BUILDINGS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, THESES, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN CRITERIA, HANDBOOKS, AIRPORTS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, APRONS, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE