Event Title

Construction Management Planning/Scheduling Software: Primivera P6 vs. Microsoft Project

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Brian Wasserman

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Construction planning software, such as Oracle Primivera P6 and Microsoft Office Project, have been used for many years by construction managers to organize their large projects. These software programs assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. Often, clients require even small construction projects to incorporate such planning software in order to bid on the project - forcing more contractors to purchase and learn this software all the time. Deciding which software is best for the construction manager may include factors such as: cost of software, level of difficulty to learn, meeting the client's needs, and usability on a day-to-day basis. Surveys and interviews of contraction managers with experience using these two types of software regarding these factors are currently in process. By investigating the challenges and benefits of current software users, future users are better able to decide which software is best for their company's needs.

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Construction Management Planning/Scheduling Software: Primivera P6 vs. Microsoft Project

CSU Ballroom

Construction planning software, such as Oracle Primivera P6 and Microsoft Office Project, have been used for many years by construction managers to organize their large projects. These software programs assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. Often, clients require even small construction projects to incorporate such planning software in order to bid on the project - forcing more contractors to purchase and learn this software all the time. Deciding which software is best for the construction manager may include factors such as: cost of software, level of difficulty to learn, meeting the client's needs, and usability on a day-to-day basis. Surveys and interviews of contraction managers with experience using these two types of software regarding these factors are currently in process. By investigating the challenges and benefits of current software users, future users are better able to decide which software is best for their company's needs.

Recommended Citation

Haugh, Robin and Jason Larson. "Construction Management Planning/Scheduling Software: Primivera P6 vs. Microsoft Project." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/6