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Among construction contract types, the most challenging is the fixed price contract. The contractor has the burden of determining the full scope of the project in terms of items with cost implications, and the burden of identifying and evaluating project risks. (RS6-4, p.@29) 6/6/2016 1:32:55 PM
In planning a fixed-price construction project, the contractor faces two milestones. First is the bid due date at which time the pricing and other bid submittals must be complete. Second is the mobilization date at which time planning must be complete enough to enable efficien... 6/6/2016 1:33:08 PM
Involvement of the field project manager in the initial estimating process helps bridge the planning gap between bidding the job and mobilizing to execute the work. This may not be possible, and therefore some positive method must be employed to convey to the actual field proj... 6/6/2016 1:33:20 PM
Project Manager Letter of Instructions @ Serves as a compilation of information, strategy, and instruction for project manager responsible for the project/contract.Project Execution Plan@@ Planning applied to fixed-price construction that includes work breakdown, cost breakdow... 6/6/2016 1:33:40 PM
Motivation is a factor of both expectancy and incentive.@Expectancy, or belief that the tasks at hand would be successfully accomplished if one exerted the effort, was high at 77%.@Incentive@@ the expectation to be rewarded for a job well done@@ scored much lower at 52% and dr... 6/6/2016 1:42:29 PM
Worker motivation is also a function of the work itself.@The study identified five basic dimensions of work that influence its intrinsic motivational value:@skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback. The expectation that open-shop construction wor... 6/6/2016 1:42:39 PM
Foremen, not surprisingly, are a significant influence on workers.@Foremen who support their workers, involve them in decisions, and emphasize performance create a more motivational workplace.@Also not surprisingly, bias and punishment negatively impact worker motivation and s... 6/6/2016 1:42:54 PM
Contractors motivate workers through the four factors of consideration, reward behavior, work facilitation, and performance orientation.@Consideration and work facilitation also improve worker performance, and all four impact worker satisfaction. (SD-21, p.@106) 6/6/2016 1:43:03 PM
The more workers participate together as part of a crew, and the more difficult and clear the crew@s goals were, the greater the motivation of each individual worker.@Work crew dimensions also influence work quantity, work quality, and general job satisfaction.@(SD-21, p.@106) 6/6/2016 1:43:14 PM
Workers did not strongly view OSHA safety regulations as being necessary or influential on their productivity.@ Workers did indicate that their employers emphasized safety and that well-written and consistently enforced safety policies, periodic safety meetings, and managerial... 6/6/2016 1:43:28 PM
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