Measuring the Area of Buildings.
A Simple Task. Or Is It?
Although a square foot is a square foot in all buildings, the total square footage in a building can differ widely. Why? Simply because there are a number of different rules and methods in common use for calculating building areas. They are different because of the variety of needs and applications for the information. So, it is important that one knows the objective before calculating building areas or relying on quoted square footage.
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Project Collaboration in the New Millennium
Status Report on State of the Art Collaboration Tools
By Philip D. Larson, CCE, CPE, PMP, PSP
Project teams looking to streamline their project delivery process are benefiting from the standardization, refinement, and consolidation of the marketplace in regards to the information tools that are now available. These tools include CAD, estimating, scheduling, and accounting to communicate the project intent, establish budgets, and determine resources and timelines, and financial administration of these projects. At the core of these information tools is the operating system (OS) on which these other tools must be able to function. With the emergence of Microsoft some 20+ years ago and its growth and dominance especially over the last decade, standardization of the OS has enabled software vendors to refine their toolset and focus on integration and collaboration rather than recreating or reengineering their tools for a new OS.
Software Tracks Real-Time Labor/Production Costs
Suppose it is late at night and a job has somehow gone off the rails. Materials are not getting installed at the production rates estimated. This is because the crews just finished 1,800 linear feet of heavy-gauge framing on the exterior of a school and a check of the job cost report shows a 25-percent cost overrun for this portion of the budget.
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