Accession Number : ADA172833
Title : The Causes and Costs of Modifications to Military Construction Contracts.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 85-Jun 86,
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Mogren,Eric T
Report Date : 06 Jun 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 201
Abstract : This thesis identifies the causes and costs of changes to military construction contracts and discusses how excessive project cost growth can be reduced by thorough constructibility, using service and technical design reviews. 25 military construction projects, administered by the Corps of Engineers, were identified for study. Project files were reviewed to determine the reasons for and costs of 778 items of change contained in 268 modifications. Project cost growth was correlated by reviews conducted, project size, project type, and design agency. The study found the major causes of mods to be design deficiencies, user requested changes, and unknown site conditions. Most design deficiencies were found to occur in architectural aspects of design, followed by the mechanical, then electrical design disciplines. The study further found that projects receiving technical, constructibility, and using service reviews had significantly lower overall cost growth than projects not receiving all three reviews. However, the lack of any one review could lead to cost growth increases regardless of the detail in which the remaining reviews were conducted.
Descriptors : *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *COST ANALYSIS , *MILITARY ENGINEERING , MODIFICATION , THESES , CONSTRUCTION , DEFICIENCIES , TABLES(DATA) , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , CHARTS
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE