Benchmarking the preproject-planning process

Edd Gibson, M. R. Hamilton

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Abstract

Continual improvement of the engineering and construction processes directly related to project success can lead to competitive success in the marketplace. Experienced personnel in the construction industry believe that planning efforts conducted during the early stages of a project have significantly more effect on the success of the project than efforts that are undertaken after the project is well underway. Little public information has been published on this phase of a project, particularly in regard to benchmarking. A research investigation that examined, measured, and analyzed preproject-planning data collected from 62 industrial projects totaling approximately $3.4 billion in total installed cost is outlined. Specific data concerning effort expended during preproject planning and overall project success, including a correlation between the two, are presented. Benchmarks of the preproject-planning process are identified and recommendations are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASCE Construction Congress Proceedings
PublisherASCE
Pages166-172
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1995Oct 26 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/22/9510/26/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Gibson, E., & Hamilton, M. R. (1995). Benchmarking the preproject-planning process. In ASCE Construction Congress Proceedings (pp. 166-172). ASCE.