Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Computers Applied to Quantity Surveying

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      Pages 133-133
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-210

About this book


This book is directed primarily towards providing students and practitioners with a basic grounding in the use of computers by quantity surveyors. It is divided into two parts, the first part (Chapters l to 8) dealing with general concepts of information technology, and the latter part (Chapters 9 to 13) dealing with specific quantity surveying issues. Covers a wide range of topics: computer hardware; operational and management implications of computer systems; legal issues; general purpose software such as word processors, spreadsheet systems and micro-computer based data manipulation packages; public information software; development of in-house software; artificial intelligence and expert systems; the use of computers in cost planning, production of bills of quantity, post contract work and project management and computer aided design. The book is extensively referenced.


artificial intelligence contract design development history information information system Information Technology (IT) management manipulation planning processor software surveying technology

Authors and affiliations

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

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