Automated Analysis of Standard Buildings

by Norman R. Maham, (M.ASCE), Dir. of Engrg. and Product Development; Marathon Metallic Building Co., Houston, Tex.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 751-760


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: An integrated programming system for standard buildings produced by a prefabricated metal building manufacturer is described. This programming system includes the initial design, costing, plotting of shop details, producing of packing lists, and a final analysis compatible with the building shipped. The two key features of the system are: (1) Utilization of the same set of input data for initial design, costing, and plotting of shop details; and (2) utilization of the same set of input data for the generation of packing lists and the generation of calculations, if required, for building permit.

Subject Headings: Building design | Computer programming | Building systems | Professional societies | Data analysis | Integrated systems | Prefabrication | Metals (material)

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