Facilities Management With CADD

by Betty Tyson, Financial and Systems Mgr.; Stanford Univ., 855 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305-6114,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 6, Pg. 69-71

Document Type: Feature article


Tyson led a project that began in 1985 to develop an integrated alphanumeric and graphic database for facilities management at Stanford University. Many large institutions could benefit from such a system in managing their physical assets, but Tyson's group found that no truly integrated database currently exists. The system developed at Stanford combines an alphanumeric database written in SPIRES, a computer language developed at Stanford, with a modified CAD package for a workable, though sometimes cumbersome, system.

Subject Headings: Databases | Facility management | Computer aided design | Systems management | Graphic methods | Computer languages | Colleges and universities

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