Technical Reports

Management of Urban Construction Programs Volume II: Supplemental Information

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1981
AUTHOR: National Research Council
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-48. II
SUBJECT: Program Evaluation
KEYWORDS: project management plan guidelines
ABSTRACT: This report is part of a program sponsored by the Office of Rail and Construction Technology of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The overall objective of the study is to develop guidelines that can be used by local government authorities, such as transportation, water, and sanitation agencies, in developing sound management plans for the execution of Federally-funded urban construction projects. This report presents the guidelines from the perspective of the Project Manager, since this position carries the responsibilities for design and construction of a particular project, and possibly, for activation and operation of a facility or system. The Building Research Advisory Board (BRAM) Committee developed this study outlining these concerns: 1) developing project management for planning and executing urban construction projects; 2) assigning responsibility, authority, and control in the decision-making process; 3) developing the communication mechanisms and documentation required for implementation of management and construction; and 4) identifying procedures for initiating and developing management plans for urban construction projects. Using information gathered and the knowledge and expertise of its members, the Committee prepared this two-volume report. In this report. Volume II, supplementary information compiled by the Committee is presented from material reviewed and developed during the course of its study. It includes information on conceptual planning and examples of techniques and procedures that have been used which might be helpful to Project Managers in understanding the management process and in developing and executing project management plans. The information is not intended to be all inclusive, and is offered without recommendation of any specific approach.

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