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Current Project Administration Practices of Ohio Contractors
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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American competitiveness and economic well-being are the catalysts for business and academia to collectively work toward integrating Total Quality Management. To initiate the development of a closer relationship with the construction industry, the researcher surveyed Ohio contractors to document the current practices of the contractors in project administration in the construction industry to determine whether there is consistency of data and methods used in cost estimating, scheduling, controlling, and collecting within the companies and to identify the interviewed firms perceived barriers to improvement in project administration. The results showed an agreement among the firms surveyed with regard to project administration procedures, however, there was no consistency within the firms. Barriers to improvements include the time and cost of computers, government and regulatory demands, personnel management, and fear of change.
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