Project Planning and Control by Time-Sharing Computer

by Norman L. Scott, Pres.; The Consulting Engrs. Group, Inc., Glenview, IL,
E. Lile Murphree, Chf.; Proj. Systems Branch, U.S. Army Constr. Engrg., Res. Lab., Champaign, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 37-48

Document Type: Journal Paper


CPM has been a successful construction management tool only when the networks have been updated on a timely basis. Direct interaction with a computer by a teletype-telephone line link has proved to be an economical means of maintaining currency of the network. Essential features of time-sharing a computer for CPM calculations are analyzed. An example of the use of a typical time-share CPM system featuring a Problem-Oriented Language is given.

Subject Headings: Critical path method | Project management | Computing in civil engineering | Construction management | Construction equipment | Computer networks | Economic factors | Computer analysis

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