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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Computing for Architects.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
R A Reynolds
|ISBN:||9781483135762 1483135764 9781322463094 1322463093|
|Description:||1 online resource (225 pages)|
|Contents:||Front Cover; Computing for Architects; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. Past and present; Chapter 2. Overview; Benefits of using computers; Drawbacks of using computers; Outline design; Information handling; Computer-aided draughting; Services engineering; Office management; Computers on a typical job; Chapter 3. Equipment; Digital computer organisation; Mainframes, minicomputers and microcomputers; Analogue computers; Computer bureaux; Mass storage peripherals; Input peripherals; Output peripherals; Communications; Choosing a computer. Office installationChapter 4. Programs; Availability; Origination; Portability; Information sources; Considerations in use; Chapter 5. Databases; Principles; Operations; Security and privacy; Reference databases; Databases in architectural design; The SUPERFILE database management system; Chapter 6. Computer-aided draughting; Principles; Modelling systems; Non-interactive systems; Computer limitations; Working methods; Drawing transfer; The AutoCAD system; The GDS system; The Intergraph system; Chapter 7. Visualisation; Principles; Data collection; The CAPITOL program. Chapter 8. Job managementThe need for job-management systems; Principles of critical-path techniques; Outputs from job-management programs; Data preparation --
a worked example; Chapter 9. Design-aids; Types of design-aid programs; Dynamic design analysis --
simulation; The HOCUS simulation system; Non-dynamic analysis --
terrain modelling; Expert systems; Design generation --
plan layout; The University of Sydney plan-generation program; Chapter 10. Environmental analysis; The need for environmental analysis; Program structure; Lighting analysis; Thermal analysis; Sunlight analysis. Air-conditioning analysisAcoustical analysis; Intelligent buildings; The ABACUS environmental analysis system; Chapter 11. Office management; The need for office management systems; Job-cost analysis; Accounting; Word processing; Business graphics; Spreadsheet programs; Integrated business systems; Chapter 12. The future; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.