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Port Management


The Port Conservation Management System developed by GEOCISA makes it possible to manage all types of structures found at a port, such as:
· Docks and quays
· Breakwaters
· Port Grounds
· Buildings
· Bridges
Also included is the management of all other port infrastructures (roadways, railway tracks, etc.)

This is a modern, practical working tool which enables to:
· Store the information collected on each of the structures and infrastructures.
· Determine the repercussion of the deterioration encountered on the structural and functional capacity of the structures and infrastructures.
· Set the priorities for taking action, as well as determining and optimizing the resources depending on the needs for intervention and the priorities previously set.

The application is comprised of four main modules, all totally adaptable to the client’s needs. The philosophy of this application is shown in in the following flow chart:

Inventory, consisting of the development of an itemized file of the structure-related data. The inventory consists of a record sheet showing location and general details, also sheets describing the different parts of the structure, a sketch defining the geometrics, photographs and associated documents

The application stores all of the information regarding the inspections which are conducted on the structures. Thanks to this information, it is possible to know the condition of each structure at all time, as per the following diagram:

General information regarding the inspection conducted (date, personnel conducting the inspection, means of access used, etc.).

Information on the condition of conservation of the parts of the structure based on an assessment of the deterioration detected.

GEOCISA has developed a catalogue of possible types of deterioration, as well as their probable causes and the criteria to apply for determining the degree of importance of the damage detected, helping the personnel in charge of conducting the Main Inspection to unequivocally characterize the deterioration detected. Based on the assignment of 3 parameters (indices on degree of seriousness and evolution), and according to the importance of the deterioration and the member in which it is found, the Management System allows for making an estimate of the condition of the structure and of each one of its members. This quantification enables the cliente to know the evolution of the maintenance condition of the structure.

This module utilizes the information from the conservation module for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the structures, setting the priorities for the measures to be carried out.

The information on the condition of conservation of each structure offers the possibility of defining, in general, the actions necessary for restoring the structure to a certain condition of safety and functionality, as well as evaluating the economic costs of such measures. To evaluate these costs, the program uses updatable price databases and specific decision-making algorithms.

In this module, the resources available for a group of structures are therefore prioritized and optimized by means of the preparation of plans for action. These plans are adaptable to the client’s needs.

Economic Control
This module facilitates the client the economic control over the investments with an versatile and simple query process. These functions include the possibility to obtain reports on the measures carried out on each structure commencing as of the initial implementation of the system, including costs, contractors, time frames, etc.

Special Inspections
This module makes it possible to store inspection-related documents: surveys of damages, realization of tests, taking of test samples or other tests, photographs, sketches, etc. All of these documents will be displayable directly from the application by opening the respective program.

Other information related to the special inspections is additionally included in the database, such as: the repairs recommended for each of the deterioration studies, the budget for the rehabilitation project, the completion time, etc.

The ports management system has a built-in GIS-based interface. The GIS is comprised of the mapping of the area where the structures are located, offering the possibility of displaying layers, each of which contains a specific type of information (roads, railroad, hydrography, provinces, communities…).

This module has contributed to further enhancing the work of locating the structures as well as graphically displaying the results. The mapping information is stored in layers in .shp format, and the alphanumerical information (Inventory, Main Inspections, Basic Inspections, Special Inspections, etc.) is stored in a relational database.
This application also includes a window with an active link to Google Maps.