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Analyzing Scaffolding Needs for Industrial Construction Sites Using Historical Data

  • Author / Creator
    Wu, Lingzi
  • Industrial construction covers a wide range of projects including petroleum refineries, chemical and power plants, which involve several disciplines such as civil, mechanical, and electrical. Different trades often depend on scaffolds to access their work areas. Quantification of scaffold requirements for large projects is difficult due to variability in work area heights and congestion, and availability of information. Metrics are generally based on a percentage of total direct trade man-hours. This thesis presents research that aims at developing better understanding and estimates of scaffold needs for industrial construction projects, based on historical data from a mega industrial construction project over the course of two and a half years. This study seeks to discover hidden patterns and reliable correlations that may exist between required scaffold hours and other work attributes such as type of trade, height of scaffold, and other attributes that are relevant using data mining technique.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3CQ41
  • 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)
    • Yasser, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Aminah, Robinson Fayek (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Yasser, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Marwan, El-Rich (Civil and Environmental Engineering)