Knowledge-based system for planning a construction operation

Trefor P. Williams, Roozbeh Kangari

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Knowledge-based systems can be developed as an educational tool for inexperienced construction managers and students. Microcomputer expert-system shell programs can allow knowledge-based systems to be developed and used on the construction site. A prototype expert system was developed for the construction of precast concrete structures. The rules were obtained from construction experts with extensive experience in this type of construction. The system provide advice concerning the best crew size to use based upon the construction site characteristics. The system also provided advice concerning expected productivity and the effects of production problems on productivity. The prototype model was developed using the INSIGHT 2 microcomputer expert-system shell program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalMicrocomputers in civil engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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