Benchmarking the preproject-planning process

Edd Gibson, M. R. Hamilton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Continual improvement of the engineering and construction processes directly related to project success can lead to competitive success in the marketplace. Experienced personnel in the construction industry believe that planning efforts conducted during the early stages of a project have significantly more effect on the success of the project than efforts that are undertaken after the project is well underway. Little public information has been published on this phase of a project, particularly in regard to benchmarking. A research investigation that examined, measured, and analyzed preproject-planning data collected from 62 industrial projects totaling approximately $3.4 billion in total installed cost is outlined. Specific data concerning effort expended during preproject planning and overall project success, including a correlation between the two, are presented. Benchmarks of the preproject-planning process are identified and recommendations are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASCE Construction Congress Proceedings
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1995Oct 26 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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