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Chang, A S and Tsai, Y (2003) Engineering Information Classification System. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 129(04), 454–60.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Information management; Classification; Management engineering; management information systems; civil engineering; classification; project management;
- ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2003)129:4(454)
A good information classification and coding system is of great advantage to management. However, until now there has been no such a system for engineering management. MasterFormat is widely accepted as a construction information system but is not applicable to engineering work. This paper presents an engineering information classification system for engineering management that has a faceted and hierarchical structure that can flexibly classify information from facility to resource levels, such as construction information classification systems. The six digit coding system for products and functional tasks assists in project cost data collection and schedule planning. A design project was used as an example; the application can be broadened to incorporate the profit center practice and align a consulting firm’s business strategy.