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 Title Page
 Copyright
 Dedication
 Acknowledgement
 Table of Contents
 List of Tables
 List of Figures
 Abstract
 Introduction
 Literature review
 Value engineering methodology and...
 VEPRO: value engineering profe...
 Cost modeling module
 Function analysis module
 Idea creation module and idea evaluation...
 Cost estimating module and life...
 VEPRO system validation: case...
 Conclusions and recommendation...
 Appendix
 Reference
 Biographical sketch
 Copyright
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Title: VEPRO
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00090909/00001
 Material Information
Title: VEPRO : an integrated value engineering computer system for construction projects
Physical Description: xii, 152 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Park, Chansik. ( Dissertant )
Ellis, Ralph D. ( Thesis advisor )
Thompson, Paul Y. ( Reviewer )
Cook, Ronald ( Reviewer )
Bloomquist, David G. ( Reviewer )
Wetherington, Leon E. ( Reviewer )
Phillips, Winifred M. ( Degree grantor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright Date: 1994
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Civil Engineering thesis Ph. D.
Construction industry -- Cost control
Construction industry -- Estimates -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
Construction industry -- Planning -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- UF -- Civil Engineering   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Abstract: VEPRO is a computerized Value Engineering (VE) tool for the conduct of VE studies of construction projects. VEPRO integrates contemporary programming technologies such as database, spreadsheet, and rule-based systems. With several modules which parallel the typical VE job plan phases, VEPRO carries forwards the analysis results of each module to subsequent modules for further action and decision making. In other words, VEPRO is designed, structured, and programmed for all necessary techniques involved I the VE process. The study results are stored in the project database in the form of database and textual reports for use in future VE efforts. Another key feature of BEORI is its capability of customizing factual data needed by its system analysis modules. The customizing feature not only makes VEPRO a generic VE tool but also increases its system flexibility. In addition VEPTRO allows the user to reuse the customized database for future similar VE studies. VEPRO provides a user-friendly, menu-driven environment. It is envisioned that VEPRO would be used by the VE team in the form of single or multiple microcomputers. VEPRO was implemented and validated with several real VE construction projects performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Florida Department of Transportation. Through a validation process, which included examination by a number of VE practitioners in the industry, VEPRO has demonstrated a promising result that opens the way for an era of totally computerized VE study.
Original Version: Typescript
General Note: Vita
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1994.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-151).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00090909
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 002014385
oclc - 32649245

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Copyright
        Page ii
    Dedication
        Page iii
    Acknowledgement
        Page iv
    Table of Contents
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    List of Tables
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    List of Figures
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    Abstract
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    Introduction
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    Literature review
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    Value engineering methodology and its feasibility of computer modeling
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    VEPRO: value engineering professional
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    Cost modeling module
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    Function analysis module
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    Idea creation module and idea evaluation module
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    Cost estimating module and life cycle costing module
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    VEPRO system validation: case studies
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    Conclusions and recommendations
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    Appendix
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    Reference
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    Biographical sketch
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    Copyright
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