Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Guillermo Salazar, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Chris Barry, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Paul Marrone, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-0429103-112144

Abstract

The quality of construction documents is perceived to have decreased over the last few years according to professionals in the construction industry. Many feel that this decrease is due to the use of computer technology. This thesis strove to answer the question "Have construction documents improved with the introduction of computers or have they simply added to an already existing problem?" Through literature research, a survey, and follow-up interviews, the study concluded that communication was the main problem surrounding the quality of construction documents. Computers were also implicated as part of the problem yet also as a way to solve it in the future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2003-04-29

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

quality construction documents, computers, Construction industry, Documentation, Construction industry, Automation, Quality control, Automation

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