Computing with Objects: What Does Industry Hope to Gain from it
Although the need for an integration of engineering tasks has been stressed for a long time, the success that we see in this regard is very limited. We believe that there is justified...

Information Integrated Construction (IIC)
The term 'INFORMATION INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION (IIC)' was coined to describe the integration of construction information and practice through computer technology. We define information...

Advanced Construction Technology System
The Advanced Construction Technology System (ACTS) is a computer database for the classification, documentation, storage and retrieval of information about emerging construction technologies....

The Design Navigator
A building design system has no bridge the gap between the complexity of the design information, resulting from the artifact itself, the large amount of laws, regulations, and restrictions,...

A Structural Engineering Education Image Database
An interactive multimedia environment has been developed to allow students and instructors access to digital images from case studies of structures and structural failures. In this multimedia...

Constructors' Approach to CIC Based on Preparation of Construction Production Information
To improve productivity in the construction industry; much research and development is being done - on CAD systems, construction management systems, robotics, computer graphics, etc. Many...

Development of an Integrated System for Structural Design of Buildings Using OODP Method
This study serves as a starting point for the development of an integrated system in the structural design domain. In this paper we describe the issues that arise in the integration throughout...

The Hybrid Solution Approach of ESBE
ESBE is the hybrid object-oriented expert system for the optimization of construction site layout. The task is the dimensioning and the arrangement of the individual construction site...

Modeling Facility Engineering Processes & Data Using the P-C Approach
A facility engineering process typically involves participants from different disciplines, several life-cycle phases, and many computer applications. In this paper, we propose the Primitive-Composite...

An Entity Relationship Model of Construction Project Data
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the results of applying techniques of information systems development to an application area that is diverse and complex but which is exploring...

An Automated Database System for Construction Bidding
A number of probability-based bidding models have been developed to assist a contractor in preparing bids that improve chances of winning over the competition. Models based on utility...

An Effective Estimate of the Percentage Completion of Construction Projects and Concomitant Progress Payments
This paper will discuss the methods of assistance to contractors in visualizing the effects of variations in the quantities of their work and how to obtain such information effectively....

GIS Applications in Urban Roadway Management Systems
The urban roadway network is a major component of any municipal infrastructure system. Effective management with systems methodology can greatly increase the service life of these facilities...

The DWR Delta Graphical User Interface
Previously, most modeling development has been in the area of algorithms, with relatively little effort spent on conveying the results of models. A graphical user interface to a database...

Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Data Administration
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has promulgated regulations that require the monitoring of groundwater samples at landfill sites. The analytical data resulting from sample...

Design and Construction Support with Object-Oriented Database Kernel Systems
The heterogeneity of tools and their data models in civil engineering is a well known problem. Next generation database technology seeks to offer solutions for the integration of the design...

Applying Constraint Satisfaction Neural Networks to Multiple Views' Data Partitioning in Building Engineering
A typical building engineering process involves multiple project participants and several computer applications. These participants and applications have their own views of the underlying...

An Environmental Evaluation Learning System
The environmental impact assessment of projects is one of the most common and complex environmental evaluation tasks. The diversity and depth of expertise required for pose major difficulties...

Analytical Information Management Systems: Tools for Environmental Data Management
Management of environmental data is currently fragmented among laboratory information management systems, regulatory reporting systems, geographic information systems, and other systems....

Classifying Constructability Information
Integration of constructability information in the early stages of a project is known to provide significant savings opportunities for cost and schedule. One critical part of such a program...

 

 

 

 

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