Project Integrated Management System (PRIM)

by Haim Schlick, (M.ASCE), Asst. Vice Pres. of Construction; Etkin, Johnson & Korb, Inc., 1011 Capital Ave., Oak Park, Mich. 48237,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 361-372

Document Type: Journal Paper


A computerized system to administer and control construction projects is developed as a financial management tool for unit price contracts in an inflationary market. It is applied effectively form issuance of preliminary drawings up to completion of projects in Israel. Dimensional data from the blueprint are recorded and used together with designated formulas to compute the quantities of work items. These quantities are the basis for further computations and comparisons throughout the life of a project. Unit price data are added to compute estimates. As construction progresses, more data input makes it easier to evaluate quantities of work completed, add new unit prices, make modifications, and include factors such as escalation. The essential printouts are: quantity surveys, estimates, bids, contracts, payment requests, change orders, and deviation reports.

Subject Headings: Project management | Pricing | Integrated systems | Computing in civil engineering | Financial management | Construction equipment | Comparative studies | Lifeline systems | Israel | Middle East | Asia

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