The effect of formal training on contract-construction cost growth
Claussen, Mark D.
Weitzman, Ronald A.
Carrick, Paul M.
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Navy junior officer contract-construction administrators work with civilian contractors who are experienced professionals in a competitive industry where the favored tool is a bull dozer. Increased construction cost resulting from on-the-job "learning" experiences with these contractors is a luxury the Navy can no longer afford. This study examines the results of a survey questionnaire that was distributed to all junior officers currently serving as contract-construction administrators to determine their attitudes and beliefs regarding formal training and to solicit training suggestions. The study concluded that (1) the Naval Facilities Engineering Command does not have a formal training policy for contract administrators, (2) Less than 50% of all construction offices have a training program, (3) formal training is a controllable variable that significantly reduces contract cost growth. Recommendations include: (1) NAVFAC expand the basic Contract Construction Administration and Management course, (2)NAVFAC issue a policy statement regarding mandatory completion of the contract modifications course, (3) shift the funding responsibility for training to the Engineering Field Divisions, (4) develop a Personal Qualification Standard similar to that established for the Contract Authority Warranting Program.
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