A material expediting system for use in the construction industry: project report

Frampton, Graham E. (1972) A material expediting system for use in the construction industry: project report. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The process of ordering, expediting and delivery of materials is a very important aspect in the successful management of a Construction Project. In regions not near the industrial areas, such as the Island of Newfoundland, the time of delivery of materials from supplier to project can be lengthy and uncertain. -- Present systems for handling the material procurement process do not always systematically include or provide for all the procedures and their corresponding lengths of time that are necessary in procuring materials such as: -- Preparation of Shop Drawings -- Approval of Shop Drawings -- Fabrication -- Shipping -- etc. --Consequently, often the procurement of the materials is the single most important thing which determines the progress of construction. -- The Material Expediting System presented in this report covers the material procurement process from the date of award of contract up to the time the materials are delivered to the site. It relates to the Construction Schedule, the General Stores (if any), and produces a delivery schedule for each material to co-ordinate with the rate at which they are scheduled for incorporation into the work. The system is adoptable for use by the various forms of construction organizations such as General Contractor, Project Management etc. -- A manually worked example of the system is contained in the report. A computer program has also been written and a computer produced example is also included.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7136
Item ID: 7136
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 87-89.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1972
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Building materials; Construction industry

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