Development of a Program for an Automated Bill of Materials for Engineers

Geraldine B. Mangmang, Rec Alfonso P. Cinco


To account or the impacts on construction projects, estimates must be thoroughly designed,planned,procured,and managed. This study sought to develop a system that will generate an automated bill of materials with cost estimates. The study was conducted using developmental evaluation design. The researcher applied the ISO/IEC 25010:2011 software standard for measuring and evaluating system and software product quality both existing and the new software to be developed in this study. Performance of the existing and developed system was compared using quality in use model particularly efficiency,and flexibility,and the product quality model specifically performance efficiency, and functional suitability. Data in this study were gathered within Southern Leyte Province. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 software and Microsoft SQLServer2005 database management application,embody the new system. Results revealed that the developed automated bill of materials achieved specific goals with satisfaction, flexibility, performance efficiency, and performance suitability. Successful investigation in the manual preparation offers an opportunity to innovate a new and accurate system.


Challenges, innovation, system,cost estimates preparation


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