||An extended structured query language incorporating object data types for the construction industry
||Hollister K C
||will have a dramatic positive impact on productivity is the development of anappropriate database language. This research involved the development of astandard construction industry specific extension to the Standard Query Language(SQL), the de fact0 international standard for relational database query languages.Construction Industry-SQL (CI-SOL), is the first industrial extension to SQL andserves as a prototype for a host of other extensions from other ifidustries. CI-SQLuses object data, object attributes, and user-defined extensions to allow rapidaccess to industry databases. CI-SQL can play a significant role in the wayinfoi mation is retrieved by Construction industry, allowing the development ofrobust databases that support SQL. Ultimately the implementation of CI-SQL willforce industry to reconsider the heavy duplication of information that negativelyaffects productivity and will allow the introduction of keyless data entry andretrieval systems that enhance the speed and accuracy of information handling.Examples in construction material procurement will be used to illustrate thepotential for CI-SQL applications. The ultimate use of CI-SQL will be to allowthe use of keyless data entry systems, the foremost of which is bar coding, inconstruction specifications.The key to developing a system of information handling in construction that
|Year of publication:
Hollister K C (1993).
An extended structured query language incorporating object data types for the construction industry. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (ed.); Pre-proceedings of the first international conference on the management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993 (ISSN: 2706-6568),