Computer Application in Analyzing Change Order Work

by David J. Leymeister, Sverdrup Corp, New York City, United States,
Dipak Shah, Sverdrup Corp, New York City, United States,
Sajjan K. Jain, Sverdrup Corp, New York City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


In heavy construction, particularly on large tunnel projects, numerous tasks are often performed and inspected simultaneously. The project specifications and contract documents require that records of labor, equipment and material used during construction be accurately maintained so that the contractors' extra work can be assessed and evaluated more efficiently. During the analysis of change order work involving numerous operation, a well planned database application on a personal computer (PC) proved extremely useful and versatile in processing the voluminous amount of data involved. In this particular project, a large work force performed various tasks such as excavation of shafts, installation of dewatering systems, mining operations, placing tunnel support systems, jet grouting, pipe jacking and construction of manhole structures. Multiple contractors and subcontractors were involved in the performance of this work.

Subject Headings: Computer analysis | Computer software | Change orders | Construction equipment | Construction materials | Contractors and subcontractors | Computer programming | Labor

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