ABSTRACT AUTHOR: MADANI, HAIDAR THESIS TITLE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON TIME & COST OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATE OF DEGREE: 1987 The objective of this research was to test the hypothesis that there is generally a direct relationship between the application of project management techniques on building construction projects and the ability to meet the initial estimates of time and cost for projects with low variances. It reflects the current practice of project management techniques in the Saudi Arabian construction environment. Structured interviews were conducted on 44 building construction projects. Each project was examined to determine whether certain project management techniques were applied. As a result, 31 projects were classified under Group No. 1 and 13 projects under Group No. 2. According to the classification scheme criteria, all of the projects in Group No.1 must have all of the following a scheduling technique, cost classification, resource leveling, progress and cost control. Group No. 2 will consist of projects failing to incorporate any of the mentioned criteria. It was found that when project management techniques are used as a structured system, better time and cost performance is achieved. It was also found that the cost variance percentage is significantly and positively related to the number of project management techniques applied. Finally, a set of recommendations were given and topics for future research were suggested to develop project management in the construction industry for Saudi Arabia.