Computer aided drafting with quantity take-off : an integrated system for Chapelstone Developments Inc.

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University of New Brunswick


The "information age" is quickly changing many of the conventional techniques of information, processing. This paper i n v e s t i g a t e s a new a p p l i c a t i o n of the. microcomputer: i n t e g r a t ed Computer Aided D r a f t i n g and Estimating. Through the study of Chapelstone Developments Inc., a New Brunswick c o n s u l t i n g firm, the concept of an i n t e g r a t e d system l o g i c a l l y evolves from the t y p i c a l problems of information processing i n the consultant's o f f i c e . Observations aid i n the f o r m u l a t i o n of a set of ideal s o l u t i o n requirements, which in t u r n produces a l t e r n a t i v e s for the implementation of a computerised estimating system, in tandem with Computer Aided Design. The report c h r o n o l o g i c a l l y f o l l o w s the research from i n i t i al concept to actual implementation of the DataMerge system at Chapelstone Developments Inc.