A LOW COST ROAD DESIGN SYSTEM. PROCEEDINGS, SIXTH CONFERENCE, ROAD ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA, 4-10 MARCH 1990, KUALA LUMPUR, VOLUMES 1 TO 5 AND POST CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Main Roads Queensland has decentralised its technical computing by porting its mainframe based road design software to run on personal computers using the DOS operating system (PC/DOS) machines and UNIX workstations. Local computing in Main Roads Queensland, consisting of 16 independent road design sites, has offered significant advantages in both price and performance over the mainframe's remote terminal network. In addition local processors offer graphic capabilities, especially on the UNIX workstations, which was not viable on the terminal network. This approach has resulted in a very cost effective operation which is considered viable for any size design organisation from a small consulting engineer's office undertaking road design activities up to major road design organisations. For the covering entry of the conference see IRRD 823206. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    Office of the Director-General of Public Works
    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • Morris, P G
    • Hicks, D A
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM