Kovacic I, Duhovnik J, Dolenc M, Marolt V
Object oriented program
for design of prefabricated concrete structures
Abstract: The paper describes the program MONCAD for design of the prefabricated concrete structures.
The program was developed in the AutoCAD - ARX environment using the object oriented data
base management system PO and the program language C++. The program enables geometrical
modelling, structural modelling, structural analysis, and proportioning of the reinforced and
prestressed concrete elements of multistorymultibay structures which consist of cantilever
columns with foundations, beams, and deck elements of several shapes. This kind of structures
has been often used for industrial and commercial buildings.
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Mani Golparvar Fard, Sheryl Staub-French, Barry Po and Melanie Tory
Requirements For A Mobile Interactive Workspace To Support Design Development And Coordination
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Emergency warning and management in dam rupture using online mapping
Abstract: The work presented in this paper was developed in the context of a NATO Science for Stabilityproject (NATO PO FLOODRISK- Dam Break Flood Risk Management in Portugal) that aimed todevelop tools to improve the management of flood hazards in downstream valleys of dams. Theresults of the project were applied to the Arade Valley, in the south of Portugal.The tools developed by the project involved the following: the Daminfo system, which incorporateda database holding relevant information on Portuguese dams associated with geographic data; a setof dam break models, developed in the context of the case-study in order to identify and display arange of critical inundation areas; and DamAid, an emergency warning and management system fordam ruptures.This paper describes the design and development of DamAid. Its main purpose is to provideauthorities with enough information to produce decisions in real time, with a step-by-step reminderof the emergency plans' procedures, and with sufficiently robust tools to enable the gathering ofdecision-makers that are geographically apart. The system is based on existing plans' definitions andprocedures for emergencies that may occur in the Arade valley and includes the necessary (preemergency)information to aid decision-makers during the emergency period. It also includes anonline mapping application integrating the information developed to evaluate the situation duringthe several steps of the emergency plan.
Keywords: Emergency warning and flood management, Online mapping, Internet, geographicinformation system, land use management, inundation maps.
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Construction 90/ development project for conceptual classification
Abstract: Construction/90 - development project for conceptual classification
The aim of this development project is to continue the tradition of
the national classification systems on the construction branch by
introducing a new conceptual classification - Construction/90
which is an offspring of the previous classifications: Building-70 and
Building-PO. The first phase of the development work was finished
in May 1988. It creates the theoretical basis for the design of the
detailed classification system which will be operative from 1990.
The structure of the classification consists of three facets Any of the
facets is to be able to cover all the costs involved independently, in
order to make an economical control possible from different points
of view. Thus every facet totally covers its own particular point of
view: giving a complete list of the conceptual items Being a
conceptual classification, the emphasis lies on the concepts, n7hich n
pr3c1icd use are substituted by selected terms It may as such be
called a nomenclature. too. For computer use, however. there will be
an alphanumeric characteristic for every item as well
Every facet has its principal use. The facets and their users are:
Product facets: describes the product structure
(elements of building) of the project. Principal user: the
Resource facet: describes the resource structure
(commodities, labour, subcontracts, site machinery) of
the project. Principal user: contractor'spurchasing.
Production facets describes the operations structure
of the project. Principal user: the site management.
The Construction/90 classification covers all construction work. i.e.
architectural, civil engineering and mechanical works. It also covers
all phases of construction from preliminary and technical design to
contracting and maintenance It has been designed to meet the
needs of the object oriented computer aided production.
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Permission to reproduce these documents has been graciously provided by the Lund University and the Swedish Building Centre. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Per Christiansson and Prof. Henry Karlsson, is gratefully appreciated.