Accession Number:

ADA058824

Title:

Development of a Prototype Habitability Data Base.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the development, operation, and field testing of a prototype Habitability Data Base HDB. The HDB is designed to be used for technical guidance in the Military Construction, Army MCA facility delivery processes. Occupant activity needs, space requirements, and habitability criteria are excerpted from Army documents and the general literature and coded into the HDB. Research data in support of needs, requirements, and criteria care also excerpted, coded, and entered. Retrieval codes are included to classify types of occupant, occupant needs, occupant activities, facility settings, facility environments, Army facility type, and kinds of statement. Information can also be retrieved using natural language requests. The prototype HDB can be accessed on-line via telephone using any low-speed computer terminal. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE