Accession Number : ADA319444

Title :   Qualifications Based Selection Policy Implications for Naval Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Gregory A.

PDF Url : ADA319444

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : For years the construction industry has struggled with hiring qualified Architect and Engineering (A/F) firms. The question proposed today is if the benefits derived from going through a long, laborious process worth the added time and money spent? The United States deemed this concept so crucial that the Brooks Act was implemented in 1972. Essentially, the Act mandates that all design work must be awarded based on qualifications of the A/F firms rather than price. In today's construction industry, the private sector has begin to apply some price pressures on A/F firms. This study will focus on comparing the overall success of office building projects that have used purely the qualifications versus projects that have used some price considerations in the selection process of their A/F firms.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *POLICIES, *CONSTRUCTION, *QUALIFICATIONS, *ENGINEERS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, *ARCHITECTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, COSTS, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE