Computers have long been used in the construction industry. However, up until the 'microcomputer revolution' - brought about by both new hardware and software systems - only large mainframe computers were available for construction jobs. These computers were located most often at the company headquarters or major field offices, and required specialized staff for their operation and maintenance as well as special facilities for their housing. Author describes how the productivity gains in construction project management can be realized via the use of estimating, scheduling and graphical software applications designed for microcomputers, in his article.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Specialist publication||Civil Engineering Practice|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1989|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering