Construction by Computer

by Howard Smallowitz, Asst. News Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 6, Pg. 71-73

Document Type: Feature article


Olympia & York, the developers of the 8 million sq ft World Financial Center in lower Manhattan are using a computerized scheduling system to keep the flow of materials into the job site from becoming overwhelming. Contractors are required to call a central office and reserve the time they will need on any of the site's 38 hoists. The system is also used to bill contractors for the time they use, and to reconcile worker payroll with their time sheets. Olympia & York is considering using the system when the project is completed, to schedule deliveries to the buildings' occupants.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Scheduling | Contractors and subcontractors | Financial management | Computing in civil engineering | Hoisting | Labor | Sheets | New York | United States | New York City

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