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Unformatted text preview: He would also need to know if the soil and the bed rock on the allotted portion of land would hold up under the stress of such a heavy structure. GIS land maps would come in handy here. Total cost per floor and per room would also be something the engineer would need to know to keep the design economically sound. The availability of the materials needed and how cost efficient they are would also be needed. GIS maps of natural resource distribution would help. And finally the engineer would need to know if the design would make the dorm easily accessible from the rest of campus and if there was enough room to include a parking lot and other infrastructure. GIS area maps would come in handy here....
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- Spring '08