This article reports on a computer-based service that has been designed by Service Information and Analysis Ltd (SIA) to carry out detailed road design work based on design principles and restraints stipulated by the client. The computer programs are based on DOE's British integrated program suite, but have been modified to reduce turnround time. A brief account is given of SIA's highgraph program, which provides drawings from the basic design data! it will produce combined plots of a road plan and vertical profile together with a specified border and title block,and has the option of plotting contours and local details on the plan plot. The service is believed to be of particular value in overseas contracts involving long stretches of road, and reference is made to three completed contracts in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Dubai which involve 250km of road, and the possibility of use on a further 2000km of road at other overseas sites. It is believed that the method will not only be very competitive in price, but will also cut down the design period, the Sohm project in Oman taking only 8 weeks. The service makes use of the large American CDC6600 series computer. The article includes a typical highway section plotted using the highgraph program. /TRRL/

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-14


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 54-55
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 262
    • Issue Number: 4967
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM