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Title: The Use of Design Automation Software by Government-Contracted Architect/Engineer Firms : a Status Report
Authors: Golish, L. Michael
McCunn, Carrie J.
Symonds, Beth A.
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Engineers
Computer-aided design--Software
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.));no. FF-93/06
Abstract: Most Architecture and Engineering (A/E) design firms and Corps of Engineers District offices have found that computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) has a great potential for improving productivity, profitability, communication, and design quality. Yet, clients' demand for design and construction information created with CADD and delivered in a variety of specified computer formats can hinder scheduling, quality control, and profitability of A/E firms. This phase of research collected information on the status and use of CADD by A/E firms to identify trends in hardware, software, CADD staffing and compensation, and trends in how design firms that use CADD have accepted this form of automation. Secondary objectives were to determine how CADD has improved design firm productivity, design quality, documentation, and profitability, and to note any outstanding problems associated with the use of CADD in the design process.
Description: Interim Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Interim Report FF-93/06
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 47 pages / 21.28Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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