The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 46 (1968) > Issues > Issue 11 > Programming Techniques for the Client, the Designer and the Builder
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Programming Techniques for the Client, the Designer and the Builder

The author discusses the management consultancy experience of the National Building Agency in introducing programming techniques as tools for improving management and efficiency over the entire building process from inception to design and construction. The large numbers of procedures and participating departments concerned with the pre-contract stages of building for a public client are described, and a system of ‘project Co-ordination’ to ensure concerted action between departments on a multi-project basis, using network analysis as a programming tool, is discussed. k’or the efficient management and control of the output and quality of the professional ofice, design management programming and cost control systems are given, based on network and PERT-COST techniques. Lastly, line-of-balance technique, which has been adopted from production engineering practice to repetitive construction work, is advocated as a simple and powerful programming and control method which combines thc advantages of networks and bar charts. W.W. Chan

Author(s): Chan, W W

Keywords: project management;improving;national building agency