This book, a survey of current practices in both planning and computer aids, is largely confined to space projections, block and detailed layout planning, material flow analysis, plan and elevation drawings—the core activities of most facilities planners.
Part I: How Facilities are Planned 1. An Organized Approach to Planning 2. Data Collection and Survey Techniques 3. Systematic Planning Techniques Part II: How Computers can Help 4. Uses of Computer Technology 5. Computer-Aided Layout Planning 6. Personal Computer Applications 7. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 8. Management Information Systems (MIS) Applications Part III: How to Achieve Success 9. Selecting and Developing Computer Aids 10. CAD Selection and Installation 11. Managing Computer Resources Part IV: How to Learn More