Computers in Civil Engineering Practice

by Steven J. Fenves, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civil Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 44-52

Document Type: Journal Paper


The current use of computers in civil engineering is discussed. Engineers' expectations from computer use are outlined and realistic considerations are presented. Advantages and shortcomings of computers are compared. Future technical and organizational needs are discussed and trends in computer applications are reviewed.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Computer software | Engineering profession | Business organizations

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