Information technology for the effective use of cranes in planning heavy lifts

Mohamed Al-Hussein, Sabah Alkass, Osama El Sayed Moselhi

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An automated system for planning heavy and critical lifts using cranes has been developed. The developed module provides 2D and 3D graphics to support the visualization of the planned lift from start to completion. The developed system integrates 3D graphics, a selection module, and three databases. The 3D graphics module was developed using AutoCAD 3-D Solids. A case example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed methodology in avoiding potential accidents and in reducing the time and cost associated with the planning of heavy and critical lifts on construction sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)IT.04.1-IT.04.7
JournalAACE International. Transactions of the Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd Annual Meeting of AACE International - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 27 1999Jun 30 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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