Construction Management Planning. The Impact on Meeting Owner Goals.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
Pagination or Media Count:
This study investigated the impact which planning, done by a Construction Management CM firm during the preconstruction phase of a CM contract, had on the effectiveness with which the firm met owner goals. The relative impact of selected organizational and environmental characteristics on the CM firms ability to meet owner goals was also investigated. The study was conducted through the use of a questionnaire mailed to 92 companies, in Michigan, who advertised that they provided CM services. The responses were analyzed by frequency to describe the typical company and through the use of Pearsons product-moment correlations and partial correlations to ascertain the strength of linear relationships between selected planning, organizational, and environmental characteristics and measures of effectiveness. The study results indicated that some aspects of planning affected the ability of the CM company to meet owner goals, although they followed no clear pattern. As measured by this study, the CM companys effectiveness was more a result of an interaction of organizational and environmental characteristics rather than the clear cut action of any planning characteristic investigated.
- Administration and Management