"The object of this investigation was to develop a monitoring information system which would comply with the time and cost constraints of the small construction contractor. Every aspect of a monitoring system was considered and logically analyzed. A suggested Monitoring Information System was developed and compared to other monitoring systems in existing literature and also the monitoring system of a local contractor. It was determined by this investigation and comparison that the suggested Monitoring Information System eliminated many disadvantages of existing systems such as: 1) inaccurate monitoring of progress, 2) large number of forms to process, 3) large time lag between the occurrence of an uneconomic situation and the reporting of this situation, 4) the inability to point out the cause of an uneconomic situation, and 5) the requiring of experienced construction personnel to perform progress monitoring. The time required for the suggested Monitoring Information System was not reduced but merely shifted from the pre-contract letting period to the post-contract letting period"--Abstract, page ii.
Sieck, Lawrence K.
Spooner, James E.
Carmichael, Ronald L., 1921-2006
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 48 pages
© 1970 Dan Richard Pellegrino, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Small business -- Information services -- Design
Contractors' operations -- Data processing
Construction industry -- Information services -- Design
Construction industry -- Information technology
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Pellegrino, Dan Richard, "Principles of designing monitoring information systems for small construction contractors" (1970). Masters Theses. 7191.