Computers Board Equipment

by Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 1, Pg. 49-51

Document Type: Feature article


Construction equipment is slowly being automated, either with remotely operated radio controls or by on-board computers that control repetitive tasks. Contractors in the United States are slow to accept such automation, so most of the development is occurring in Japan and Germany. However, the National Science Foundation has provided $1.2 million in grants to four universities for cross-disciplinary research into instrumentation and automation.

Subject Headings: Automation | Equipment and machinery | Construction equipment | Traffic engineering | Computing in civil engineering | Contractors and subcontractors | Federal government | Colleges and universities | United States | Japan | Asia | Germany | Europe

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