Making the Leap

by Jeanine Tanner, Marketing Co-ordinator; Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1993, Vol. 63, Issue 6, Pg. 63-65

Document Type: Feature article


Over the past decade, computers have become as much a part of the engineering field as concrete and steel. But bringing a firm into the information age can be complicated and expensive. Before the process of adopting a new technology begins, the potential users have to ask: what can it do for me? Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH, found that computers would helped them manage their growth and help them stay competitive in a field where clients are increasingly requesting submissions on a computer disk rather than paper. Over the past decade, the firm has moved virtually every part of its operations, from drafting and design to accounting and word processing, to computers, learning valuable lessons along the way about the value of looking carefully before they leap.

Subject Headings: Concrete | Steel | Client relationships | Drafting | Value engineering | Engineering firms | New Hampshire | United States

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