Accession Number:

ADA229552

Title:

Resolution of Organizational Conflict between Base Civil Engineering and Base Contracting

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

Previous research has established the existence of dysfunctional conflict between Air Force Base Civil Engineering BCE and Base Contracting. This conflict is dysfunctional in that it inhibits the effective and efficient management of Air Force construction projects. The conflict develops from three sources organizational barriers, poor communications, and lack of cross- organizational expertise. This research examined Army Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Navy Public Works Department, and General Services Administration, Public Buildings Services in order to evaluate their project management systems for conflict and identify initiatives to resolve Air Force conflict. Alternatives to the current BCE system were identified and evaluated. Revisions to the current communications chains were recommended. New training programs and joint AFT courses were proposed. Three organizational initiatives were addressed collocation of the two functions, incorporation of contracting officers into BCE, and delegation of authority to civil engineers. Keywords Air Force facilities Management engineering Contract administration Management planningcontrol Systems management Maintenance managementcontracts Maintenancerepair.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE