An-Najah Blogs :: nabil-dmaidi http://blogs.najah.edu/author/nabil-dmaidi An-Najah Blogs :: nabil-dmaidi en-us Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:46:26 IST Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:46:26 IST webmaster@najah.edu webmaster@najah.edu Integration of Cost and Time Modelshttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Integration-of-Cost-and-Time-ModelsPublished ArticlesCost and time are interdependent by their very nature However cost and time are generally treated in isolation both informally and within the terms of the contract In reality cost and time interact throughout the construction cycle Thus cost and time models and modelling systems must facilitate the integration of cost with time Recognition must also be given to the need to integrate cost and time and suitable contractual procedures for utilising more advanced styles of modelling must be implemented In this paper traditional and emerging models of cost and time are reviewed and the contractual context of cost and time integration is explored This review seeks to ascertain if and why models and contracts have failed to satisfy this particular requirement as well as the other requirements placed upon them Resource Significant Cost and Time Models for Building Projectshttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Resource-Significant-and-Cost-and-Time-ModelsPublished ArticlesCost and time models have been developed for road and bridge projects using resource significance analysis which is in turn based on the 8020 rule The work packages in these models are designed to relate to site operations They serve as the basis for measurement estimating planning valuation and control in civil engineering projects For defined categories of work a standard set of work packages have been developed which consistently contribute about 90 of a projects resource costs and hours The resource significant cost and time models for bridges and roads predict cost to an accuracy of 4 Cv and 3 Cv respectively The resource hours for a project can be predicted to an accuracy of 6 Cv for bridges and 3 Cv for roads The bridge model contains 26 work packages and the road model contains 22 work packages Coarser models have also been developed for situations where the road or bridge is only part of an overall project with only a small loss of accuracy Classifying and Coding Design and Construction Informationhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Classifying-and-Coding-Design-and-Construction-InformationPublished ArticlesThe search for new approaches to design-construction information integration through the use of computer-based systems is invariably hindered by the need to adopt appropriate representational schemes for the design information by several professions architects structural engineers service engineers and quantity surveyors and by small groups of sub-constructors This has been the cause of major problems in the transfer of information between these various bodies 114 A proposed design and construction information classifying and coding scheme that facilities the exchange and manipulation of information in construction projects while maintaining compatibility with existing classification systems involved in documents like specifications and bills of quantities will be presented واقع الصحة والسلامة المهنية في مواقع العمل الإنشائية في مدينة نابلسhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/articlePublished Articles Construction sites especially in third world countries often constitute a source of risk to workers health and safety Accidents on construction sites can be greatly reduced or prevented if safety codes and regulations are honored This study aimed at investigating the extent to which such codes are implemented on construction sites in Nablus The findings of the study show while safety measures are usually taken with heavy machinery eg cranes excavators and tools there is a serious lack of health facilities and of equipment needed for personal safety The state of the art of integration of Cost and Time Models.http://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/The-state-of-the-art-of-integration-of-Cost-and-Time-ModelsPublished Articles Cost and time are interdependent by their very nature However cost and time are generally treated in isolation both informally and within the terms of the contract In reality cost and time interact throughout the construction cycle Thus cost and time models and modelling systems must facilitate the integration of cost with time Recognition must also be given to the need to integrate cost and time and suitable contractual procedures for utilising more advanced styles of modelling must be implemented In this paper traditional and emerging models of cost and time are reviewed and the contractual context of cost and time integration is explored This review seeks to ascertain if and why models and contracts have failed to satisfy this particular requirement as well as the other requirements placed upon them Cost Model for Offshore Piping Installationhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Cost-Model-for-Offshore-Piping-InstallationPublished ArticlesResearch in the Construction Management Research Unit CMRU at Dundee University revealed that 20 of those items whose value is greater than the mean of the total bill represents 80 of the total bill value Therefore only one fifth of the total present jobcard items are needed to build an efficient cost model of the construction process The construction project could still be managed and controlled effectively by using this 8020 rule sometimes known as the principle of cost-significance Using this philosophy it has been possible to develop a simple resource-based cost model for estimating and control for offshore piping installation based on the principle of resource-significant items Resource-significant items rsis are defined as those tasks whose manhours are greater than or equal to the mean manhours of similar tasks within one jobcard They generally account for 33 of the total number of items and contribute 81 of the jobcard value excluding fixed items like hydrotests and leak tests and permanent and temporary support The resource-based cost model comprises a few resource-significant work packages rswps sometimes known as the monitoring model The resource-significant work packages rswps represent distinct offshore site activities which are easily identifiable and measurable They can predict the total manhours in the jobcard to an average accuracy ranging from 127 to 235Modeling the Oil Industry Normshttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Modeling-the-Oil-Industry-NormsPublished Articles: Norm tables are used to estimate and plan projects Different Norms are used by different operators The standard Norm tables were used by the operators to derive their own estimating Norms by applying factors to them These factors have been developed from the experience of each operator and are discipline specific In this paper the Norm tables used for offshore and onshore estimating were investigated and analyzed to understand the way in which they were derived The procedures used in updating and modifying the Norms in practice were also discussed The Norms Were simplified and modeled using regression analysis and other statistical techniques and the accuracy of these models was examined to test their reliability and validity and it was found that it is within 761 Simplified Cost Models for Building Constructionhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Simplified-Cost-Models-for-Building-ConstructionPublished ArticlesIn this paper simple cost models that contain small number of items that will be used for estimating the costs of the contracts were derived Twenty-eight contracts that contain large number of items were used in this study for the development of these models Cost significant philosophy was used as an approach to develop the models This study has shown that about 80 of the total cost of the project are contained within 20 of the items these items are called cost significant items and each item has a value greater or equal to the mean item value These models can be used only for multi-story residential buildings The developed construction cost model contains about 25 of the items while the developed finishing cost model contains about 23 of the items The expected accuracy for both cost models is within 5 and the achieved accuracy is within 7 Boundary Shear Stress in Rectangular Compound Channelshttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/Boundary-Shear-Stress-in-Rectangular-Compound-ChannelsPublished ArticlesExperimental results are presented concerning the boundary shear stress distribution in a rectangular compound section channel comprising rectangular main channel and two symmetrically disposed floodplains Different dimensionless ratios of shear stress distributions are obtained and related to relevant parameters The floodplains due to the momentum transfer between the deep section and floodplains has been investigated Some important results concerning the uniformity of shear stress distribution which is significant in alluvial channels to state the possible locations of erosion and deposition have been presented دراسة مدى استعداد العمال لاستعمال معدات الوقاية الشخصية في مواقعhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/nabil-dmaidi/article/article-1General Posts Due to the frequent occurrence of accidents in the construction work sites in Palestine the issue of health and safety measures is becoming increasingly an urgent matter This research was conducted to investigate the readiness of the construction workers to use personal protection equipment in the construction sites in the city of Nablus This was done through the distribution of a questionnaire collecting data and analyzing it The results then were related to different variables like type of work years of experience and the duration of work The study revealed that the majority of workers showed readiness to use protection equipment especially helmets and safety footwear The need for other protection equipment depends on the type of work and the degree of danger The study also revealed no difference in the degree of willingness to use such equipment between the workers of form-work of the masons or the assistant workers with relation to the three above mentioned variables