Competitive Advantage of Using Computers in Structural Design

by J. A. Bohinsky, Brown and Root Inc, Houston, United States,
J. P. Lee, Brown and Root Inc, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


More and more structural analysis and design work is done using computers. The trend will continue because the software is becoming more powerful and the cost of computers is falling. Besides, proper use of computers can minimize errors, improve quality of work, and reduce engineering man-hours. This paper discusses some of the computer programs and time-saving features used at Brown & Root.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Structural analysis | Computer analysis | Computer software | Labor | Vegetation | Structural design | Quality control

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