Accession Number:

ADA248795

Title:

Review and Evaluation of the SARA System for Application to the Corps of Engineers Project Management Function

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The SARA computer system is a fully integrated, interactive professional tool designed to assist in all phases of construction project management, from building concept, through occupancy and operation, concluding with disposal. The system can develop a complete project analysis based on as few parameters as geographic location, bid date, and population to be served. As more specific project information becomes available, it may be entered into the SARA modules, so the program can estimate, schedule, and track continually updated data. This study explored the capabilities and limitations of the SARA System as a project delivery system, investigated the applicability of SARA to the Corps of Engineers life-cycle project management operation and function, and identified appropriate applications of the SARA System to the Corps project- management activities. It is concluded that full integration of this technology will allow the Corps of Engineers to more efficiently and effectively respond to the needs of planners, engineers, constructors, operators, and ultimately, the disposers of the facility, without increased staffing.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE