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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 89
Edited by: M. Papadrakakis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper 25

A Construction Influence Information Management System for Coastal Engineering

Y.C. Shiau1, C.T. Lian2, D.H. Chu1 and D.J. Chu3

1Institute of Construction Management, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2City Construction Co., Ltd., Tai-Chung, Taiwan
3Department of Leisure and Recreation Management, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
Y.C. Shiau, C.T. Lian, D.H. Chu, D.J. Chu, "A Construction Influence Information Management System for Coastal Engineering", in M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 25, 2008. doi:10.4203/ccp.89.25
Keywords: ecological engineering methods, geographical information system, entity-relationship model, database, restoration, superobjects.

Since each engineering method will cause an impact on the environment [1], a handy tool is required for understanding biological information for engineers to make appropriate decisions in choosing a construction system. In this research, a geographical information system (GIS), an entity-relationship (ER) model, a database and superobjects are used to develop a "Construction Influence Information Management System for Coastal Engineering". In this system, the species, quantity, and appearance time of all creatures within the area of the Ko-Ya Recycling Center in Hsin-Chu can be recorded.

This study is based on the ER model and database, where Delphi is used as the major development tool to establish an environmental management system of river ecology and achieve the required functions [2]. Through the results of this study, users can integrate ecological information with the system. Users can establish a relevant ecological database structure according to requirement and use ecological data from the results of the group for other programs to test the structure, function and stability of this system [3].

This system combines management information systems (MIS) and GIS interfaces, which can perform the designed functional execution. The system allows users to browse relevant data and layers, and a user can edit the layer according to requirement, as well as add, modify and view relevant data.

The referred index can be stored and queried from the system to achieve a better construction system. Through the help of this system, all biological information and the listed index for the Ko-Ya Recycling Center can be recorded so the designer can query this data to exactly control the related ecological information around the project base [4]. Engineers can evaluate the restoration of the creatures to examine the effects of the project. This evaluation data can be used to adjust the design index for future projects. We can then effectively protect the earth's resources and make the best use of our natural resources.

Y.C. Shiau, "Establishment of the Shallow coast information management system", Integrated program - Topical research program under National Science Council, Executive Yuan, 2005.
Y.C. Hsieh, "A study on establishment of 'Coastal environment information mangement system' for An-Ping Harbor", Master thesis, Department of Construction Engineering & Project Management, Chung Hua University, 2004.
C.C. Chao, "A study on development of 'Ecological information system' for watershed of Shimen Reservoir", Master thesis, Department of Construction Engineering & Project Management, Chung Hua University, 2004.
P.Y. Lin, "A study on multi-purpose planning for integration of coastal ecology and land use in Hsinchu City", Master thesis, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chung Hua University, 2004.

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