Accession Number : ADA274354
Title : Site Design Applications for the Theater Construction Management System
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : East, E W
Report Date : Oct 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 105
Abstract : The Theater Construction Management System (TCMS) is a collection of construction management and engineering software packages integrated by data links that allow data sharing between functional areas of the construction management process. The philosophy of TCMS development is to use commercially available software wherever possible, thereby allowing the Army to use the best software available without directly absorbing the costs associated with software development. This study investigated the possibility of using a commercial computer-assisted design and drafting (CADD) program in conjunction with geographical information systems (GISs) to automate the process of site design. Current (and most commonly used) site design practices were reviewed; the requirements and conceptual basis for such a software integration were developed; and two potential advanced technology site design applications were outlined.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *CONSTRUCTION , *DATA LINKS , *MILITARY ENGINEERING , *ARMY OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , COSTS , EXCAVATION , DRAFTING , DAMS , ARMY PROCUREMENT , DESIGN CRITERIA , ARMY , SHARING , SOILS , SITES , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Information Science
Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE