Planning Computer Development to Increase Productivity

by Julie A. Heim, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,
Matthew B. Jones, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,
David W. Harris, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The use of computers and computer programs has become widespread in the engineering industry. Various types and classes of hardware are available with software for varied purposes. Certainly no questions can be raised as to the usefulness and need for computer support in the workplace. Guidelines are given in this paper which can be used to increase the productivity of existing equipment. These guidelines include points to consider when deciding to purchase new codes or develop them in-house, and points and techniques to consider when programming new codes which affect employee morale and productivity. Actual examples are presented to clarify these points.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Standards and codes | Computer aided operations | Computer analysis | Computer software | Industries | Equipment and machinery | Employees

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