[plug] planning software

Gavin Chester gavin.chester at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 21:02:16 WST 2011

On 12/12/11 00:50, Bernd Felsche wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:40:58 Gavin Chester wrote:
>> Looking for advice on a linux gpl (of course) app to help with
>> planning all stages of building a house. I am engaging
>> contractors, but have designed it myself and want control and a
>> record of all the elements of the build, such as specifying all
>> the detail like plumbing diameters, fixtures, etc. In other words,
>> an app to encompass the generalities and have nested within it
>> minute details room by room.
> Are you an Engineer or architect?
> You should be looking for a project management package.
> Capable of handling a building specification.
> Presumably you'll also want to track costs.
> And you may want to schedule purchases to contain finance costs.
> [snip]

> If you do not have a professional construction manager (and do not
> have the experience to do it yourself) then you are liable to
> experience substantial cost and schedule over-runs.
Thanks for your detailed and thorough reply, Bernd. I hope and imagine 
the building company are doing that level of project management, whereas 
I as owner and designer am wanting to have thorough control over what 
they are providing for my money. So, no, I don't need the same level of 
project management as if I was the building supervisor, thank god!

And Paul ... thanks, I'll check out that project as an alternative to 
the offerings already looked at.


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