Developments in software and hardware have made it possible to automate nearly the entire design and construction management process. A number of products are available for collecting data in the field which is then downloaded onto a workstation to assist in creating a digital terrain model. From this model, cross sections can be created and earthwork calculations completed using traditional or advanced algorithmic methods. MOSS, a frequently used algorithmic program is described. State-of-the-art CADD (computer aided design and drafting) systems utilizing relational database management technology make it easy to create, revise, store, update and distribute a host of engineering documents, including plan and profile sheets, cross section sheets, and title sheets with key maps and tabulations. Sophisticated new scanning devices to enter hand-drafted drawing into the CADD system, and developments in coordinate geometry software are also noted.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-9
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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  • Accession Number: 00611202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM