Using spreadsheets as a tool in teaching construction management concepts and applications

Essam Zaneldin, Suleiman Ashur

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Abstract

Spreadsheets are becoming very powerful tools in solving engineering problems. The Excel spreadsheet, for example, is becoming an integral part of any computer program library. The applications of spreadsheet programs can do basic financial calculations such as cost estimates, schedule control, and cost control to solving complicated problems. In addition, they can create charts and graphs from data. This paper is presenting the use of spreadsheets in teaching construction management-related concepts ranging from simple to very advanced applications. Several templates were developed to explain the concepts and their use in the classroom. Samples of Excel templates developed to help understand several concepts and to be used by students in classrooms are presented. The templates are addressing several concepts ranging from a simple constructing cost estimate problem to a very advanced application like scheduling linear and repetitive projects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Pittsburg, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2008Jun 24 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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