Novak, Ralph S.||Green, Gerald G.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Business Administration
Architecture; Electric network analyzers
Purpose of the Study. The capabilities of network analysis have been regarded as elements contributing to the management functions of organizing, planning, scheduling, controlling and coordinating. This study was concerned with the extent to which network analysis techniques are applied to architectural practice and their specific applications within the architectural profession. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1. to determine the incidence of network analysis techniques within the architectural profession. 2. to investigate the applications of network analysis techniques within the architectural profession. The data came from a questionnaire mailed to 50 of the largest architectural firms in the United States. The questions related to the size of the operations, the use of network analysis techniques and their applications in the architectural profession. Summary and Conclusions. The study indicated that network analysis techniques were employed by the architectural profession in the execution of their customary project activities. Seventy per cent of the respondents indicated present or planned future use of network analysis techniques. The study generally indicated that in larger architectural firms, the incidence of network analysis techniques was considerably greater. The study indicated that network analysis techniques were applied to the management functions of organizing, planning, scheduling, controlling, and coordinating. The extent to which these techniques were applied to the functions, however, was not substantial. In each application the majority of respondents employed network analysis techniques in less than 25 per cent of their projects. The study indicated that a minimum size project in excess of $1,000,000 was required for efficient utilization of network analysis techniques. This factor may contribute to the low percentage of projects analyzed by network techniques# The study indicated that the applications of network analysis techniques were generally uniform. This suggests that there is a vast potential for network analysis techniques in the architectural profession.
Franklin, Donald Bruce, "The incidence and applications of network analysis techniques in the architectural profession" (1966). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5895.
viii, 71 pages
Northern Illinois University
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