Accession Number : ADA312788

Title :   Estimating Costs for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Services.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS TRI-SERVICE CADD/GIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, Bobby G. ; Hill, John F. ; Ingardia, Michael P.

PDF Url : ADA312788

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide guidance and recommended procedures for estimating the costs associated with the preparation of design drawings by architect-engineer (A-E) contractors using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) technology. The report addresses the following key areas: (a) The costs associated with the development of CADD products. (b) How CADD costs are typically addressed in an A-E contract. (c) Current practices for estimating the costs associated with the development of CADD products. (d) The validity of using 'old rules of thumb' for estimating A-E CADD design costs. (e) The process of verifying A-E CADD cost estimates. (f) A consistent approach to making cost estimates and suggested ways to improve procedures and reduce A-E CADD costs will be proposed.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *COST ESTIMATES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONSISTENCY, COSTS, DRAFTING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE