Al-Hussein, Mohamed (1999) An integrated information system for crane selection and utilisation. PhD thesis, Concordia University.
This thesis presents a methodology for crane selection, location, and utilization on construction sites. It first describes the current practices and discusses the factors that are considered in the selection process, then it introduces a crane selection methodology. This methodology was used in the development of a computer-integrated system, designed to support users in the selection and location of appropriate cranes for their construction projects. The system integrates a relational database, a selection module, an optimization routine, and 3D-graphics and animation module. The developed system provides its users with powerful graphics capabilities, featuring a multimedia environment and a practical user-friendly interface. The system offers the flexibility in using metric and empirical units and can be run in a network environment. Its database system can accommodate different types of commercially available cranes, and powerful storage, sorting, and query routines. The system was implemented using MS-Visual Basic, MS-Access DBMS, AutoCAD, and 3D-Stodio. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the use and capabilities of the developed system.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Pagination:||x, 172 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (Ph.D.)|
|Program:||Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Alkass, Sabah Toma|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:14|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:16|
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