Computer Applications in Construction Management

by Narindar Bhandari, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres. Engrg.; Edward L. Nezelek, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 3, Pg. 343-356

Document Type: Journal Paper


Traditional methods in construction lacking an organized and systematic approach are inadequate, and often lead to inefficiency and waste. Sophisticated information and data handling capabilities of an electronic computer offer many helpful ways to produce a better control in construction management of projects for less money. Computer applications in design phase of the project are very helpful. During construction phase of the project, computer serves as a powerful tool in organizing the three major areas: logistics and material, contract administration, and project scheduling and cost control. Future promises greater research in building information systems.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Information management | Construction materials | Building systems | Information systems | Construction wastes | Waste management | Computer software

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