Computer Pricing Practices

Computer Practices Committee, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-029-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-029-8 (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. 20
[First Edition]

Manual of Practice No.: 59

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


A clear statement of pricing practices for computer services is presented to the civil engineering profession and its clients. Computer usage allows for enhanced values at drastically reduced costs, and the agreement between client and consultant should provide for each type of computer service and full compensation. When software is developed for a specific project, all costs should be billed directly to the client. Annual computer facility expenses will include: machine costs, personnel costs, software amortization, management costs (prorated), and overhead costs (prorated). Pricing may be established by several procedures, but prices should both reflect the quality and economy of computer-aided service and also stimulate further development of computer techniques. This 15-page manual was compiled by the computer practices committee of the ASCE's Technical Council on Computer Practices, and it is No. 59 in the ASCE's Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice series. Both pricing terms and computer-related cost terms are defined, and a bibliography is included.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Benefit cost ratios | Pricing | Engineering profession | Client relationships | Computer software | Computer aided operations


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