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C. B., T and R. P., F (1986) Organizational Alternatives for Large Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 112(01), 49–61.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction management; Project management; Management methods; Organizations;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(1986)112:1(49)
  • Abstract:
    Organizing large construction projects can be as confusing and challenging as managing them. Many organizational variations are possible. This paper describes five major organizational alternatives and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each. The alternatives include: (1) Strong functional organization; (2) functional organization with area coordination; (3) functional organization wth area management; (4) area management with craft discipline staff; and (5) autonomous area organization. This paper also proposes a method for selecting a project organization that involves developing organizational criteria and using these criteria in an evaluation matrix. Such a process could aid managers in meeting the challenge of effective project organization.