The integration of price/cost modelling and construction planning - the automated generation of construc­tion operation

South African Journal of Science and Technology. 1997;16(2):65-73 DOI 10.4102/satnt.v16i2.666


Journal Homepage

Journal Title: South African Journal of Science and Technology

ISSN: 0254-3486 (Print); 2222-4173 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General) | Science

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans

Full-text formats available: PDF, HTML, ePUB, XML



P. A. Bowen

G. J. Erwin

G. K. le Roux


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The fact that traditional price/cost models are unrelated to the construction process renders them largely unsuited to the provision of meaningful price/cost advice. The nature and lengthiness of the construction planning process has precluded its incorporation into price/cost modelling during the pre-tender phase of the traditional building procurement process. The nub of the modelling problem has been how to integrate the complex process of construction planning into the pre-tender price/cost modelling process. In this paper the authors propose the synthesis of artificial intelligence techniques and construction planning techniques, resulting in a conceptual framework for a network-based cost modelling system for use by quantity surveyors in the cost modelling of buildings.