Accession Number : ADA134066

Title :   A Construction Management System Microcomputer Program,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Elkins,Larry

PDF Url : ADA134066

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A microcomputer program is presented that enables a construction project manager to more effectively manage one or more construction projects. The objective of this construction management system program is to provide a comparison of planned and actual time and cost at any time throughout the project life. The program employs one of the most common network planning methods in use today, the Critical Path Method (CPM). The cost comparisons are obtained by utilizing the cost variance techniques of Pilcher. The program calculates CPM network values for the original planned and the actual networks as they are entered. Then the program compares durations and costs for each activity and provides a cost variance for all actual values that have been entered. A total project time, cost and profit variance is calculated. Also, any activity on the critical path can be crashed, thereby reducing project duration and increasing project direct cost. This program has been developed on an Intertec SuperBrain microcomputer system and is written in Microsoft's BASIC-80 computer programming language. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Construction, *Management information systems, *Microcomputers, Networks, Computer programs, Cost analysis, Life expectancy(Service life), Systems analysis, Data processing equipment, Input output processing, Flow charting, Management planning and control, Operational effectiveness, Optimization

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE