Computer Estimating & Cost Control History & Evolution at Perini

by S. Bhatia, Perini/Eastern, Winthrop, United States,
G. Whitehouse, Perini/Eastern, Winthrop, United States,
M. Syal, Perini/Eastern, Winthrop, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


Computers have played an important role in the construction industry, particularly in estimation and cost control. With increasing number of personal computers, and software packages in estimation, and cost control, now available off the shelf, the million dollar question remains, will they perform? The growing pains of making the decision to buy the right software package, have traditionally been difficult, both for the estimators, and the senior management/CEO's.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computing in civil engineering | History | Construction industry | Construction costs

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