DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED BILL OF QUANTITY SYSTEM FOR QUANTITY SURVEYORS (A CASE STUDY OF OKOLO, OKOLO & CO.). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
Quantity surveyors due to the essential services they render private and virtually to everyone as well as the indispensable position they occupy in this age of travel boon and shelter they cannot be left out in this world of computerization.
More so, when one talks of the huge capital that is involved in the establishment and running of quantity surveying as well as the dynamic nature of it’s business, one will readily welcome machines such as computer to assist man.
This project work is aimed at designing and implementing a bill of quantity system for quantity surveyors.
In Nigeria especially, the method used by most surveyors firm is manual, even though the nature and growth of the business has continued to demand for a better method. This manual method is lade with problems that are inherent such slow or sluggish nature, loss of paper and inaccuracy in the Okolo, Okolo & Co. surveying industry.
Further more, this project is aimed at designing software that will take care of above mentioned lapses and reduce also the number of employees handling the job there by reducing cost. It will also provide a better and eligible analysis of Bill of quantity material; as well ensure free flow of an information form the location (company) to the site.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
The ultimate goal of any establishment is effectiveness. This is achieved only when there is a proper co-ordination of activates between the various units that comprise the system. The co-ordination is even more important in a surveying system where the desired end is to examine the general condition of the land before building and construction. Ineffectiveness of a surveying firm (system) could diminish in its abilities to relief in human pains and trouble or worse still produce irreversible consequence. Any measures there for that can improve the need response surveyors management and its general efficiency is most welcomed, and a computer based system could be of the almost help.
However, a computer base bill of quantity system for quantity surveyors which is the topic of this researcher will enable the site engineers, operative surveyors to determine the accurate land and materials for the required operative surveyors to determine the accurate land and materials for the required operation, therefore, saving some precious time in the site.