Pitfalls of GSA-CMCS Software

by Calin M. Popescu, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Construction Sci.; Coll. of Environmental Design, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 95-106

Document Type: Journal Paper


General Service Administration had implemented a phase construction management approach for new Federal construction. Phase construction involves the overlapping of design and construction activities in a carefully planned, executed, and controlled order. In response to the above change, GSA adopted a modified IBM-CPM package. The system itself is made up of modules or groups of reports that are structured by type of information and by management level. As a result of information at two universities, pitfalls of this GSA-CMCS are presented. At the present time, the construction industry is in need of a good CPM-project management and control system accessible to all contractors and educators at a low cost—GSA-CMCS does not fulfill this general requirement at the present stage.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Information management | Control systems | Federal government | Colleges and universities | Construction industry | Contractors and subcontractors

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