Experience with Small Computers in Construction at North Dakota State University

by Merlin D. Kirschenman, North Dakota State Univ, Construction Management &, Engineering Dep, Fargo, ND, USA,
Galen Nation, North Dakota State Univ, Construction Management &, Engineering Dep, Fargo, ND, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Small Computers in Construction

Abstract: The Construction Management and Engineering Department at North Dakota State University is assisting the regional contractors in developing the necessary tools to improve management of construction projects using two IBM-PC computers, because it is economically feasible to have one at each project office. The intent is to mesh the field level personnel's ability to use computers with ease of use of the small computer. These computers are used to teach our students in programming and computer solutions of problems. Also these computers are used to show contractors how they could improve their operations. The appropriate use of the computer as a tool will significantly improve the performance and production of all construction industry participants.

Subject Headings: Colleges and universities | Project management | Computer programming | Contractors and subcontractors | Construction equipment

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