Computer-Aided Preliminary Design

by William H. Mooseker, (M.ASCE), Sr. Project Engr.; John Graham and Co., Seattle, Wash.,
Gerard Dixon, Sr. Project Engr.; John Graham and Co., Seattle, Wash.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 75-95

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Reported are details and examples of one architectural/engineering firm's efforts to increase the efficiency of the analysis and design of commercial buildings. Described is the application of software developed in-house by the company to several multistory structures. Details of program use and features are described with case histories of the preliminary design development for two multistory structures—a 59-story hotel and a 34-story office building. Comparisons are made relative to structural economics of the firm's projects with the United States average for 66 other multistory buildings. The economics and benefits of in-house software development are examined.

Subject Headings: Commercial buildings | Mid-rise buildings | Computer aided design | Case studies | Economic factors | United States | North America

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search