Computer aided calculation of the cost of multi-span greenhouses

Author: Kenan Büyüktaş1*, Sevket Yilmaz 2 and Ismail Sari 3
Received 18 September 2012, accepted 16 January 2013.
Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the cost of multi-span greenhouses with a ground area of 400 m2 – 5760 m2 through computer data entry. The total amount of materials required in the construction of a side wall with a height of 4 m and width of 9.60 m between 2 and 10 block sizes and between 25 m and 60 m length values for gable-roofed glass, arc-roofed plastic and gothic-roofed plastic greenhouses with built steel construction, along with the total cost, was determined. In the study, the unit cost was determined by calculating the total cost of the multi-span greenhouse that will be designed in terms of the cultivation of three different plant types in different greenhouse sizes and covered with different materials in different types of greenhouses. The offered options are chosen from required economic values for appropriate plant. With this study, the manufacturer will be able to select a greenhouse type and its cost according to the product he wants to grow by entering data he has selected and will be able to see the plan, section and view of the criteria entered in a particular greenhouse. If required, the user can return to the selection criteria to create a different design.

Journal: Food, Agriculture and Environment (JFAE)
Online ISSN: 1459-0263Year: 2013, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pages 309-315. Publisher: WFL.


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