Computers, Quantity Surveyors and Project Management

  • A. J. Smith
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • • Identify those parts of the project management process to which computers are most likely to be applied.

  • • Comment on the early history of computer based project management systems.

  • • Identify and comment on the features which a good project management system should possess.

  • • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of modern microcomputer based project management software.

  • • Comment on the use of computer systems in the selection of an appropriate procurement methodology.

  • • Comment upon the possible uses of computers in quality control.


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© A. J. Smith 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurveyingTrent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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