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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS FOR MACRO AND MINI COMPUTERS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington
Cost Benefit of Micro-Computers for the Consulting Engineer
Gifford and Partners, Southampton
L.A. Aguilar, "Cost Benefit of Micro-Computers for the Consulting Engineer", in B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington, (Editors), "Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Software and Applications for Macro and Mini Computers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 5-14, 1983.
A simple method to estimate the Cost Benefit in the use of micro-computers in the Civil and Structural Consulting Engineer's office, is proposed by the author. The formulae, the required parameters and the application of the method are discussed. General concepts of efficiency and guidelines for improving profitability are given. The cost effective number of micro-computers required by a firm is determined.
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