Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Collier, Ronald Lee URN etd-08012012-040131 Title MSPEC/TSO:architectural specification management utilizing the IBM time sharing option. Degree Master of Architecture Department Environmental Systems Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Sabaroff, Bernard J. Committee Chair Bergeson, Donald E. Committee Member Chiang, Robert N. S. Committee Member Kaneg, Andy N. C. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1974-05-15 Availability restricted AbstractIn view of the shift of emphasis of the architectural practicioner's
responsibility from environmental design for which he was trained
to that of business management, especially in areas of contract
document production, the possibility of relieving the practicioner
from one time consuming activity, that of specification production,
was investigated. Specifically, the possibility of automation of the
task was a major consideration.
A procedure for the incorporation of the computer was developed. This procedure, entitled MSPEC/TSO, includes several recent
developments in construction communication; namely, the CSI
Format and the Uniform Construction Index. MSPEC/TSO
consists of several original computer programs used in combination
with the IBM System/360 Time Sharing Option for use with
remote computer terminals. The procedure for operation was
designed to be conversational with the operator, so as to be capable of operation by a clerical staff member.
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