Fletcher Griffis

Courses Taught

Statement

This is a course in management as it relates to Civil Engineering. The course stresses leadership, creativity and analysis in management. It begins with Program Management; defining the process using current situations. It stresses optimization concepts and engineering economics. This is followed by Project Management that includes CPM, PERT , and Monte Carlo network simulation. Resource scheduling is included using Primavera Systems P3. Probability theory as it relates to risk and decision making is stressed. This is followed by activity management and production rate analysis using cycle times, queuing theory and simulation. The course includes a term project that involves planning for the construction of a single story masonry building as a part of a team. Students are required to use current scheduling software.

Profile

Bud Griffis heads the department's Construction Engineering and Management Program and is director of the National Center for Infrastructure Studies. He was formerly the District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District.

Education

B.S.,U.S. Military Academy, 1960; M.S., Oklahoma State, 1965, 1972; Ph.D., 1971

Contact Information

fhg1@columbia.edu

http://impact.civil.columbia.edu/faculty/griffis.html

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