Accession Number:

ADA029829

Title:

Study of the Project Manager System of Management for Use in a Materials Laboratory.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

This is the report of a study of the management system prevailing in the Concrete Laboratory of the Waterways Experiment Station R and D Center, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Waterways Experiment Station WES located in Vicksburg, Miss., is the principal research, testing, and development facility of the Corps of Engineers. It is engaged in research and engineering investigations in the scientific fields of hydraulics, soil mechanics, concrete, vehicle mobility, expedient construction, weapons effects pavement, explosives excavation, engineering geology, and environmental relationships. Through basic and applied research in these and related fields, the development of methods and techniques, and the testing of materials and equipment, it assists in the accomplishment of both civil works and military missions of the Corps of Engineers. In addition to laboratory and field investigations, the WES provides consulting services in its specialized fields of competence, as well as a central scientific reference service. It also operates Department of Defense information analysis centers for pavements and soil trafficability, soil mechanics, hydraulic engineering, and concrete technology. No federal budgetary appropriation is made for operation of the WES. Instead, it serves the Corps of Engineers on a reimbursement basis, with the customers paying all costs of the work involved. Its capabilites are available on the same basis to other Federal and Defense agencies, and when certain specified conditions are met, can be utilized by state agencies, foreign governments, and private concerns. Thus, the Station is somewhat like a private concern--it is financially self-supporting.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE