Optimal jobsite staffing as a function of project sector and project characteristics

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Title: Optimal jobsite staffing as a function of project sector and project characteristics
Author: Goldin, Daren Tal
Abstract: Jobsite management functions and organization structure play an integral role in achieving project goals of safety , quality , target budget and target schedule . Over the past several decades there has been a dramatic change in trends in the construction industry regarding the growth of project size and project complexity . In order to accommodate these changes , jobsite management staffs have had to increase in size of staff , and in the complexity of the organization structure . Varying contracting strategies are believed to influence the size and structure of the site project management team . Traditionally , project staffs have been formed based on staffing experience on previous projects , rather than systematically customizing the staffing process to respond uniquely to the conditions of the project at hand . With larger , more complex , and more expensive projects , there is more at stake , and therefore greater need for an effective jobsite organization that is appropriate for the project characteristics . This thesis will reflect the research of CII Research Team 261 : “Optimizing Jobsite Organizations” , addressing the question of how to best staff and structure the organization of the jobsite team in order to effectively respond to the unique project characteristics .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -708
Date: 2010-09-21

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Optimal jobsite staffing as a function of project sector and project characteristics. Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -708 .

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