Construction Company Builds a Computer System

by Jerald L. Rounds, Assoc. Prof. of Constr. Engrg.; Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA,
Gary Warning, Office Mgr. and Secretary-Treasurer; Story Construction Co., Ames, IA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 1, Pg. 59-61

Document Type: Feature article


The case history of the computerization of a construction company is presented. The report reviews the stages that the company went through from manual operations for bookkeeping, estimating, scheduling, and project management to automated systems with a service bureau to in-house computing. Employee attitudes are discussed and the impacts of computerization are reviewed.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Case studies | Computing in civil engineering | Project management | Systems management | Construction companies | Scheduling | Automation

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