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dc.contributor.advisorYehiel Rosenfeld.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin Benoit (Benoit Roger Jacques), 1978-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-23T21:41:17Z
dc.date.available2005-08-23T21:41:17Z
dc.date.copyright2001en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/8609
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 91-93).en_US
dc.description.abstractMost problems cited in papers dealing with project success factors are often linked to the responsibility of particular players in the construction phase, rather than to the relations among them and with their environment. Challenging the current belief that "dividing is ruling", this new vision groups problems seemingly different in nature, and provides, from their analysis, a unified set of recommendations that, if applied, could help drastically reduce unpredictability of the outcome of a project and boost productivity. Yet, and it is confirmed by the few articles that have been written about this approach, little has been done on the construction field. The appearance of a new form of project management, lean construction, and the verifiable results of improvement it triggers, offers the interface perspective a more comprehensive and supportive environment, in which it can be more easily developed, implemented and perfected. This study focuses on what should be considered the three most important interfaces during the construction phase of the project, and will compare the improvements suggested by this approach to the principles of lean construction, to support the utility of this new way of perceiving problems.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Benoit Martin.en_US
dc.format.extent93 leavesen_US
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dc.format.extent6588232 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titleControlling interfaces : a key to project successen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc49393672en_US


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