Computational & Technology Resources
an online resource for computational,
engineering & technology publications
Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 4/5
PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.3

Database Applications in Construction

F-S Liou and M.C. Belcher

Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, US

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
F-S Liou, M.C. Belcher, "Database Applications in Construction", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 85-88, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.3.3
Abstract
Database management systems (DBMSs) have revolutionized business management by radically improving accessibility and timeliness of data. As with many technical and management advances, the construction industry lags behind in implementation of DBMSs. In light of this, three objectives were established for this paper. First, the importance of information management is reviewed. Next, construction applications of relational DBMSs are introduced. This is done in the context of the micro-computer environment and is oriented toward practitioners. Finally, effective data handling using a DBMS is demonstrated. This is accomplished via the example of a system created for the management of construction materials data.

purchase the full-text of this paper (price £20)

go to the previous paper
go to the next paper
return to the table of contents
return to the book description