Painless Method of Using Computers in A/E Firms

by Charles E. Shapler, Matrix Technologies, Inc Toledo, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Managing Computers


There is now an efficient and economical method of using computer technology in a small A/E firm. The recent advances in microcomputer technology have made it possible to take advantage of the right assortment of computer software available to the engineering and architectural industry with a minimal of initial investment. In fact, they need only pay for what they actually use. It will become advantageous to link or network these stand-alone systems so that peripheral equipment and data can be shared. Guidelines and examples of how microcomputers can be successfully utilized will be presented.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computing in civil engineering | Architectural engineering | Computer analysis | Computer aided design | Project management | Construction management | Economic factors

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