IFESS: a computer tool to aid structural engineers at the conceptual design stage


An Excel spreadsheet-based system ( Industrialised Floor Evaluation and Selection System - IFESS ) is described, which applies an objective and systematic procedure for the selection of concrete floors at the conceptual design stage. Costs are determined using the elemental estimating method, and speeds using a simple bar chart technique in conjunction with a specially developed lead-in index method. The results are ranked to enable selection of the best floor system. 19 refs.

Primary author(s): Idrus A;Newman J

Source: Constr.Innovation

             Vol.3, No.3, 2003, p.127-143




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