Richard R. Deckro
A design/construction firm uses the talents of many skilled individuals besides engineers. The primary challenge in these firms is to attract and keep individuals with the skill sets that make them competitive in the industry. At the same time they must be able to maintain a project mix that will utilize these skill sets sufficiently so that there are few times that these people are left without chargeable work. A linear programming model was developed to better manage and forecast the match of available skill sets to fluctuating project requirements.
Liesch, David C., "A Linear Program for Human Resource Allocation in a
Design/construction Firm" (1993). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 990.