Public Information Systems for Quantity Surveyors

  • 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:
  • • Explain what a bulletin board is.

  • • Explain what a public information system is.

  • • Outline the principal types of public information system which may be of use to quantity surveyors.

  • • Explain what is meant by ‘public domain’ software.

  • • Explain the hardware considerations which it may be necessary to take into account to allow access to bulletin boards and public information systems.

  • • Comment on the economics of using public information systems and the constraints which management might need to apply.


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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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