טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentGalil Ittamar
SubjectDecision Support System for Waterproofing of Below-Grade
Structures
DepartmentDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Supervisors Mr. Igal Shohet
Dr. Moshe Puterman


Abstract

Below-grade structures are very common and popular in the built environment due to limited available land resources. Such structures have various designations, such as storage areas, parking lots, archives, and so on, each of which may have different performance requirements. Below-grade structures differ from superstructures in their characteristics and properties, and therefore, the design and implementation of below-grade waterproofing systems is of high importance.

The present study focused on the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for waterproofing of below-grade structures. Its objective was to formulate an optimal solution for waterproofing of below-grade structures according to their parameters and based upon engineering and economic criteria. The model examines the environmental, technological and economical aspects of waterproofing, in a hierarchical manner.

The Decision Support Model was based on four phases: input interface, preliminary classification, advanced classification, and the output interface. The output phase is integrated with an interactive accessory that provides design details and quality assurance guidelines for each particular case.

The major contribution of this DSS is in the development of a methodological and hierarchical implementation of existing knowledge, achieved by use of engineering and economical criteria.