Accession Number : ADA117972

Title :   CAEDS--Computer-Aided Engineering and Architectural Design System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Spoonamore,Janet H

PDF Url : ADA117972

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory is developing the Computer-Aided Engineering and Architectural Design System (CAEADS) to support the design of military facilities. CAEADS' support will start with initial requirements for a facility, and continue through concept and final design and the production of construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates. The CAEADS system will be integrated based on a central source of design information used by all the disciplines in the design process: users, project planners, architects, engineers, specification writers, and cost estimators and drafters. In October of 1981, the integration of the concept design tools of the CAEADS system was completed and a test initiated involving 200 projects in the Military Construction Army (MCA) FY84 program. This integrated system, called Concept CAEADS, is used to support preliminary design, from project requirements through to the 25 percent design level. Concept CAEADS provides tools for project information retrieval, facility layout, functional evaluation, energy evaluation, cost estimating and production of drawings. During the period 1 October 81 to February 82, one architectural engineering firm tested and used Concept CAEADS to design to 25 percent these 200 MCA projects. The findings of the test suggest that substantial design cost reductions will be realized.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided design, *Military facilities, *Structural engineering, *Architecture, Army Corps of Engineers, Test and evaluation, Military engineering, Requirements, Engineering drawings, Specifications, Cost estimates, Integrated systems, Design to cost

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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