Accession Number:

ADA134066

Title:

A Construction Management System Microcomputer Program,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

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 Microsofts BASIC-80 computer programming language. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE