DATA STRUCTURE FOR A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

THE OBJECT OF THIS PAPER IS TO OUTLINE A DATA STRUCTURE FRAMEWORK THAT WOULD MAKE POSSIBLE THE INTEGRATION OF THE VARIOUS DATA INVOLVED IN DATA PROCESSING INTO A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. THE SCOPE OF CONSIDERATION OF A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SYSTEM IS LIMITED TO THE FOUR BASIC OPERATIONS OF ACCOUNTING, PAYROLL, CPM, AND ESTIMATING. CPM IS ENVISAGED AS BOTH AN UPDATING AND MONITORING TOOL FOR THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS, AS WELL AS A PLANNING AND SCHEDULING TOOL. THE DATA STRUCTURES IN THE FOUR OPERATIONS ARE DESCRIBED WITH EMPHASIS ON THE HIERARCHICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE DATA. THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE DATA STRUCTURES ON A COMPANY-WIDE BASIS IS DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE COMPANY ACTIVITIES OF BIDDING AND PRE-PROJECT PLANNING, PROJECT CONTROL, AND GENERATION OF HISTORICAL DATA. THE DATA STRUCTURE PRESENTED DEALS ONLY WITH THE FORMAT OF THE DATA, AND DOES NOT DEPEND IN ANY WAY ON THE CONTENTS OF THE DATA. THE VALUE OF THE SYSTEM TO THE USER DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON HIS ABILITY TO FORMULATE HIS PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE STRUCTURE. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-34
  • Monograph Title: Highway equipment studies, construction management, noise and air pollution bibliography
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM