Integrated Management System for Construction Projects

by Vasily Kouskoulas, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Div. of Construction Engrg. and Management, Purdue Univ., Lafayette, Ind.,
Mark Grazioli, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Chf. of Technical Branch; Engrg. Div., Corps of Engrs., Detroit, Mich.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 101-112


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The integration of construction project operations into a single process is very difficult and practically impossible without the introduction of timesharing systems. This involves two steps: The development of the project management system which contains in their natural sequence all the algorithmic operations necessary for project management; and the computerization of the developed system utilizing the latest concept of time-sharing computer systems. This paper has been concerned with the first step and in its execution has seriously considered the business environment of the construction firm. The system it has developed presents in the simplest way the processes of estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and control as a single unified process. A subsequent paper will consider the computerization and implementation of the system developed utilizing the time-sharing computer concepts.

Subject Headings: Project management | Systems management | Computing in civil engineering | Algorithms | Commercial construction | Construction companies | Scheduling

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