Construction Estimating Decision Support Systems

by Darryl L. Craig, Pennsylvania State Univ, Dep of, Accounting & Information, Systems, University Park, PA, USA,
H. Randolph Thomas, Pennsylvania State Univ, Dep of, Accounting & Information, Systems, University Park, PA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Small Computers in Construction

Abstract: A discussion of important considerations in the development of a computerized Decision Support System (DSS) is presented. These considerations include general hardware and software issues relevant to the design of an effective construction estimating DSS enviroment, including the selection of an appropriate host computer language. Twelve attributes of a quality computer software implementation are proposed and exemplified by the features of an established construction earthmoving estimating package.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computer languages | Decision support systems | Earthmoving | Construction industry

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