PCM-Lecture02-History-of-Management

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Unformatted text preview: Project and Construction Management Project and Construction Management Lecture #02 Lecture #02 A Brief History of Management Luis A. Prieto-Portar, 2010. A Brief Timeline of Management- Sumerians- The Tower of Babel;- Writing (circa 5,000 BC);- The first known building code Lipit-Ishtar, in Nippur in present day Iraq, and written between 1,868 -1,857 BC.- Egyptians- The Pyramids (2,589 2,566 BC);- Authority, responsibility and, specialization.- Babylonians- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon; he Building Code of Hammurabi (1,792 ,750 BC- The Building Code of Hammurabi (1,792-1,750 BC );- Control and responsibility.- Chinese- Large cities on the shores of the Yang-Tse River;- Mencius (500 BC);- Teamwork and spets.- Greeks- Temples of marble and the first City States;- Plato, Socrates (350 BC); Alexander the Great (330 BC);- Organization of society, warfare and the concept of staff officers;- Romans- Highways, bridges, aqueducts, the perfected arch, domes, cement;- Clearly defined education and duties of military engineers ( ingenium ). Babylons Hanging Gardens was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, circa 1,750 BC. The Temple to Athenea in Greece, 427 BC. An artists view of Romes Forum. The Pantheon. This was the worlds largest dome up to the Twentieth Century. Todays view of the Via Appia at Capua, close to Pompeii (east of present day Napoli). This Roman road is still in use after 2,050 since first built. The Roman bridge at Crdoba crosses the Guadalquivir (great river in Arabic) and was part of the Va Augusta, that extended 2,500 km from Narbonne (France) to Cdiz (Spain) on the Atlantic Ocean. The largest Roman aque- duct was at Segovia, Spain. Built with granite blocks without mortar, it is 800 m long and 30 m high. It was built in 41 AD and stills supplies water to Segovia. 1340- Fr. L. Paciolli : invents the double-entry book-keeping method of accounting. 1370- Heinrich von Wych invents the clock in Paris, thus permitting the accurate measurement of work and the management of time. The Renaissance - Machiavelli (16 th Century political historian); City States; - Mass consent, cohesive leadership, the will to survive. 1780- Adam Smith (1723 - 1790) economic theory;- Resource-allocation, production, and pricing issues. 1785- Thomas Jefferson : Concept of inter-changeable parts. 1805-1809- Eli Whitney (1765-1825), James Watt (1736-1819), and Matthew Boulton (1728-1809); inventors of standardization, quality-control procedures, cost-accounting, interchangeability of parts, and work-planning. 1881- The first business school: Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. 1911- Frederick Taylor (1856-1915): Principles of Scientific Management means that knowledge can be reduced into laws, rules, formulas and procedures....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CGN 4930 taught by Professor Prieto-portar during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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