Automated Total Quality Management for the Constuction Industry

by M. J. Riley, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,
C. J. D. Pickering, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


This paper describes the design of a computer system, called the Total Quality Management system (TQM), to integrate a Quality Assurance (QA) management system with time and resource management techniques for a construction project. The design is based on modelling projects as a hierarchical structure of activity networks. Using this model the requirements of QA and traditional project management may be integrated in a way that is practical for use on a construction site. The design is capable of implementation on PCs.

Subject Headings: Project management | Quality control | Automation | Industries | Information systems | Systems management | Computer models | Information management

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