A LOADS-INTERACTION APP FOR THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF A BUILDING USING ARCGIS INSTANT TOOLS
Keywords: Buildings maintenance, Dead loads, ArcGIS Instant Apps, Sidebar Apps, 2D plans, Spatial maps
Abstract. A major topic that is focused on the potential difficulties and safety considerations associated with adding an additional storey is the effect of a building's dead loads on its foundations. It is important to take into account the constraints imposed by the current building loads as well as any dangers or concerns related to structural integrity when deciding whether or not such an expansion is practical or allowed. However, if an interactive map displaying the weights of the walls and their computations is provided, stakeholders and decision-makers will decide correctly to add another level to the building. Therefore, with the advancement of technology and the demands of modern living, an interactive maps app for showing building loads and its capability to rapidly and precisely visualise spatial data linked to structural stress, safety concerns, and capacity usage has become essential. The objective of this study is to develop an immediate app that allows viewers to explore more details about calculating the dead loads of the building and their impacts on its structure. Our new approach shows a detailed map of the various load values together with supplementary text that offers further information. The loads-interactive App can also help in surfing map layers so that users can examine and better understand the computation of the building's dead loads. The outputs of our promising method illustrate the importance of interactive map applications in facilitating accurate calculations of building loads.