ERIC Number: ED026803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
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Can the Computer Design a School Building?
The implications of computer technology and architecture are discussed with reference to school building design. A brief introduction is given of computer applications in other fields leading to the conclusions that computers alone cannot design school buildings but may serve as a useful tool in the overall design process. Specific examples are given in--(1) production scheduling, (2) detail drawing, (3) CPM and PERT programming, (4) simulation of college space utilization, (5) hospital layout, and (6) site selection. The computer is also described as a design aid, solving structural problems, making sketchpad drawings, graphic stress analysis. Future uses for computers are mentioned based on an expanding and devised technology, and the capability of architects and designers to adapt to new methods. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: National Council on Schoolhouse Construction.