New Roads for the Micro

by Dan Morse, Assistant Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1988, Vol. 58, Issue 6, Pg. 45-47

Document Type: Feature article


Using microcomputers loaded with database software and Fortran programming, engineers are gaining control of pavement maintenance. A number of factors, from urban sprawl to constricting budgets, have made road maintenance a logistical nightmare. Two communities in the Northwest, however, are using microcomputers to organize the status of all their roads. In San Francisco, 33 cities are using the same IBM compatible program. Near Portland, Oregon, Clackamas County officials downloaded information from the state's database and are analyzing different maintenance scenarios based on different budgets.

Subject Headings: Maintenance | Highways and roads | Computers | Databases | Budgets | Load factors | Computer software | Pavements | Oregon | United States

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search