Abstract

"Efficiency in any project is an admirable attribute. It is even more than admirable in an undertaking designed for the spending of the taxpayer's money in which the lack of this trait is so liable to be interpretated [sic] as graft. It is necessary. After some eight years of connection with highway construction, a familiarity with inefficiency in the management of high projects under state construction is sufficient excuse, we believe, to warrant a dissertation of the opportunities for the practice of efficiency by those in direct charge of these project - the Project Engineers or the Resident Engineers, as they are titled by different states. This is written not in a spirit of criticism of existing systems. We believe that most of the highway officials with whom our experience has thrown us in contact have been primarily interested in getting the work done as expeditiously and inexpensively as the individual cases warranted. It is, rather, a resume of causes of inefficiency on the part of the engineer directly in charge of field operations which more long-sighted and broader vision by high officials would make unnecessary"--Introduction, page iv-v.

Advisor(s)

Butler, Joe Beaty, 1895-1955

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1934

Pagination

v, 82 pages

Rights

© 1934 Jean Paul Bryan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Highway engineering -- Decision making
Highway engineering -- Management

Thesis Number

T 633

Print OCLC #

5964364

Electronic OCLC #

642352871

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