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An integrated information system for crane selection and utilisation

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An integrated information system for crane selection and utilisation

Al-Hussein, Mohamed (1999) An integrated information system for crane selection and utilisation. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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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)
Authors:Al-Hussein, Mohamed
Pagination:x, 172 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (Ph.D.)
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:1999
Thesis Supervisor(s):Alkass, Sabah Toma
ID Code:830
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:16
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