THE ECONOMICS OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT STANDARDIZATION.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The problems of standardization in the construction industry are continually being analyzed because managers are not satisfied with current answers, and new information on the subject is constantly being generated. One important aspect of heavy construction equipment policy which never has been analyzed completely is that of family standardization. This thesis was written to partially satisfy the need for analysis and discussion of the one special area of family standardization of heavy construction equipment. The viewpoint adopted for the discussion is generally that of the management of a medium-sized heavy construction company however, specific attention also has been given to standardization as viewed by certain government organizations. It is hoped that the thesis will accomplish two objectives 1 develop the significant factors and variables which affect family standardization of heavy construction equipment, and 2 outline a method of analysis which contractors can use to improve their equipment policy.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies