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Modeling Maintenance Cost for Road Construction Equipment

  • Author / Creator
    Bayzid, Sharif M
  • There are many road construction companies in Canada that possess numerous fleets of heavy equipment. A big portion of the operating cost of these fleets is consumed by maintenance operations. This thesis focused on the cost of maintenance operation for a road construction company. The objective of this research is to propose a systematic approach to predict the maintenance cost of road construction equipment. This research initially intended to collect and pre-process the maintenance work database. Then, trend analysis was conducted in order to obtain a better understanding of maintenance costs. Moreover, this research intended to find the probable correlations between maintenance cost and other attributes of maintenance work. To obtain a better model for each of the available equipment classes, data mining analysis was used to compare different algorithms. These trend analyses and models will help the equipment manager to take decisions related to equipment maintenance cost

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3KD1QS4K
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Mohamed, Yasser (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Mohamed, Yasser (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Qiu, Zhi-Jun (Civil and Environmental Engineering)