Providing a sequence of steps for matching cost engineering needs with helpful computer tools, this reference addresses the issues of project complexity and uncertainty; cost estimation, scheduling, and cost control; cost and result uncertainty; engineering and general purpose software; utilities th
Table of Contents
Dedication -- Foreword (Max Ratner) -- Preface -- Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Part One A Computer Technology View of Cost Engineering -- 1 Elements -- 2 Business Considerations -- Part Two A Cost Engineering View of Computer Technology -- 3 Tbols of the Ttade -- 4 Tbols of the Host -- 5 Procedures -- 6 Concepts -- Part Three A Utility View of Organization -- 7 Methodologies -- 8 In Focus -- Appendices -- References -- List of Organizations -- Bibliography -- Index.
GIDEON SAMID is a Managing Partner, D & G Sciences, McLean, Virginia. Previously, he served as Chief Engineer for the System Automation Corporation, Program Director for Research Inc., and Senior Project Engineer with Computer Sciences Corporation and Paz Oil Industries, and was responsible for engineering projects on behalf of Exxon, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the United States Department of Defense. Mr. Samid has developed original cost engineering methodologies, large-scale artificial intelligence systems, computerized training software, an automated cost engineering documentation system, and an advanced pattern recognition tool currently employed in estimating the cost of new technologies. The Pentagon recently adopted his methodologies for use in long-range force planning and accounting. The author of several publications and a member of the American Association of Cost Engineers, Mr. Samid received the B.Sc. degree (1967) in chemical (nuclear) engineering and M.Sc. degree (1976) in chemical engineering from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology.