The History of Construction Management
Construction Management's origins can be traced to several forerunners, and its development, although short, has seen many changes of both practice and attitude. Its cost saving and quality management methods have been praised by most users but its inroads into the construction market has caused controversy among those concerned with holding their share of the market. Experience has made great strides toward uniform understanding of CM practices and qualifications and is still progressing in that direction. This paper traces some of the highlights in CM's development.
P. Scott-Showalter and W. E. Showalter, "The History of Construction Management," Construction Management: A State-of-the-Art Update, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Oct 1986.
ASCE National Convention (1986: Oct. 27, Boston, MA)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Construction management; History; Construction methods; Quality control; Construction industry; Contracts; Innovation; Construction costs
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