Construction Information Systems in Romania

by Daniel W. Halpin, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, Ga.,
Nicolai Tutos, Technical Dir.; Centrul de Organizare si Cibernetica in Constructii, Bucharest, Romania,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 335-345

Document Type: Journal Paper


Management of construction calls for the manipulation of large amounts of data. In Romania, project description takes as many as 40,000 estimate items and specification of 80,000-1,000,000 material types. In order to handle large volumes of data, the Center for Cybernetics in Construction at Bucharest has developed a processing system called SICOP. This system is used by the Industrial Construction Ministry to process information regarding projects from concept stage to plant start-up. The paper describes the SICOP subsystems with emphasis on the PLU system which is used for work task definition and coordination.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Information systems | Developing countries | Data processing | Construction industry | High-rise buildings | Terminology and definition | Industrial facilities | Europe | Romania | Bucharest

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