Computers in Engineering Organization Management

by F. Lawrence Bennett, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Head; Engrg. Management, and Asst. to the Chancellor, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 3, Pg. 147-158

Document Type: Journal Paper


A survey, conducted in Spring 1978, based upon 179 responses, indicated that 72% of engineering organizations utilize electronic data processing in the management of their organizations. The paper describes the extent of data processing use by type and size of organization, considers the various types of applications, describes the choice between in-house and outside service organizations, reports variations in both input techniques and output presentation, and summarizes the computer hardware used in these organizations.

Subject Headings: Business organizations | Computing in civil engineering | Information management | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Computer software

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