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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 4/5
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper II.1

Computing across the Interface of Employer and Contractor, the ICEPAC System Makes a Start

M. Barnes

Martin Barnes Project Management, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, London, England

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M. Barnes, "Computing across the Interface of Employer and Contractor, the ICEPAC System Makes a Start", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 21-24, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.2.1
Until recently, it has only been possible for information prepared using computers to be passed between the parties to a civil engineering contract in traditional hard copy form. With the increase in portabilty of computer systems and the higher proportion of organisations now using computers it makes sense to look at direct transmission of various types of information between the parties to civil engineering contracts. In this paper, possibilities for this type of extension of computer activity are reviewed. The introduction of the ICEPAC system for preparing bills of quantities and for handling tenders and valuations is perhaps the first system designed with direct transmission of information as a principal objective. This ICEPAC system is described as an example of direct data transmission across the contract.

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