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Computers in Cost Planning

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

Abstract

At the end of this chapter you will be able to:
  • • Discuss the use of computers for the collection of cost data and the preparation of budget estimates.

  • • Comment on the use of computerised estimating systems by the quantity surveyor.

  • • Comment on the use of on-line cost information systems.

  • • Comment on the use of computers in predicting cost trends.

  • • Discuss the use of computers in cost modelling

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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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