Project Planning Game for Foundation Excavation

by Tung Au,
Ernest W. Parti,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 11-24

Document Type: Journal Paper

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A computerized game used to simulate the competition among several subcontractors bidding and planning for the foundation of a building construction project subjected to the imposed constraints of the environment is described. The entire process includes three periods representing three different types of decisions, namely: (1) Contract bargaining; (2) preliminary engineering investigations; and (3) planning and scheduling. The game will be played according to computerized procedure composed of a collection of subroutines which has a prescribed sequence of access. The performance of the players is evaluated on the basis of a scoring system reflecting the consequences of the decisions made by the players.

Subject Headings: Excavation | Foundations | Contractors and subcontractors | Scheduling | Bids | Foundation construction | Computer models | Competition

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