Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Mobile GIS Solution for a Land Registration Project in Lesotho

This thesis describes in detail how a mobile Geographical Information System (GIS) was designed, implemented and evaluated for the prevailing circumstances of a land regularisation project in Lesotho in Southern Africa. The GIS was developed as an application for the Android platform, primarily with the tablet-computer format in mind, to be used for land registration field work. The main purpose […]

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A Novel Method for Tensile Testing of Very Early-age Concrete

Early-age cracking can seriously compromise the performance and aesthetics of concrete structures, and is thus an ongoing major concern to the concrete construction industry. More effective control of this form of cracking requires an improved knowledge of concrete properties. In this paper, currently available test methods for complete stress-strain curves of early-age concrete are first briefly reviewed. A new system […]

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Corrosion Resistance of Weathering Steels

To reduce both the initial and the maintenance painting costs, engineers in many states have increasingly been designing bridges made of bare, exposed weathering steel. However, after many years of experience, engineers are concerned about the long-term performance of weathering steel bridges. Nevertheless, as with all new materials, much research has been conducted to find solutions for atmospheric corrosion to […]

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Data Processing Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring

The gradual deterioration and failure of old buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures invoked the need for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems to develop a means to monitor the health of structures. Dozens of sensing, processing and monitoring mechanisms have been implemented and widely deployed with wired sensors. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs), on the other hand, are networks of […]

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Hotel Maintenance Management: Strategic practices in Hotel Operation

Purpose The purpose is to identify responsibility of owners and operators for maintenance of assets, fixtures and fittings, to identify maintenance management strategies adopted for the efficient operation of hotels and to find out difficulties faced by operators in implementing these strategies. Methodology Four interviews provided supplementary data for the main data collection phase involving administration of 64 questionnaires to […]

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Deployment Methods for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The study considers methods for the spatial deployment of public charging stations for electric vehicles. After studying the future situation for public charging infrastructure three cases where spatial deployment methods can come to use were identified: Public slow charging a within city area Public fast charging a within city area Charging station alongside a major road The methods were constructed […]

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Warehouse Redesign Process: A case study at Enics Sweden AB

Nowadays warehousing became one of the most important and critical part in supply chain systems due to the fact that it consumes a considerable part of logistic cost. Designing phase of warehousing system is the most important part in warehousing since most of the strategic and tactical decisions should be taken in this phase. Majority of academic papers are primarily […]

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