“Computer graphics for facilities management” by Renfrow

  • ©Nancy V. Renfrow




    Computer graphics for facilities management



    By combining the gaming aspects of interactive, refreshed screen graphics with accurate cost data and realistic schedules, solid front end planning as well as control and monitoring through the life of the building can be achieved. This process enables the user to examine more alternatives in less time, to evaluate solutions against established criteria, to increase production and to design to cost. The development and manipulation of the graphic data and hardware will be explained through examples from housing, hospitals, industrial and commercial buildings.


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