Small Computers in Construction

by Wayne C. Moore, (editor), (M.ASCE), Construction Assoc., 21243 Ventura Blvd., Suite 107, Woodland Hills, CA 91364,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-400-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-400-5 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 89

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Conference information: A Symposium | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | May 14-18, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: These proceedings are the result of a symposium sponsored by the Task Committee on the Application of Small Computers in Construction of the Construction Division of ASCE. Nine papers are presented, three from each of three sessions entitled: (1) Needs, Applications and Trends; (2) Acquiring the Right System; and (3) Software. Emphasis of the program is on practical application of material and actual experience with the implementation of small computers in the construction environment. The first session covers the results of a survey of 435 construction contractors in the Southeastern United States, potential applications for automated process control, robotics and other futuristic operations on constuction engineering projects, and the use of microcomputers in project controls on large, high technology projects. The second session includes papers based on recent experiences in implementing construction management microcomputer systems in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers field offices and for a major construction management firm. Experience from a University level educational program assisting regional contractors with implementation of microcomputer systems is also described. The software topic includes presentations on guidelines for integrated construction mnagement software design, considerations in the development of a computerized decision support system for use with construction estimating, and selection criteria for an effective computerized estimating software system.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Computer software | Computing in civil engineering | Computers | Contractors and subcontractors | Construction materials | Systems management | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Light rail transit | North America | United States


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