Civil Engineering Computer Functions in Government

by David R. Schelling, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 75-92

Document Type: Journal Paper


A history and the current status of computer utilization within the Federal and State governments is given. Specific quantitative data are presented on the level of governmental involvement in Civil Engineering activities, the expenditures and environment relating to computer hardware, the amount and nature of government initiated Civil Engineering application software, and the current attempts of Government to coordinate program development and distribution. Also considered is the impact Government historically has had and will continue to have upon computer utilization along with those factors which justify the conclusions.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Government | Computer software | History | Federal government | State government

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