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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 32
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.1

OODB-based Case: Meta-System its Concept, Method and Application in Construction Management

L.G. Wang* and J.H.M. Tah

School of Construction Economics and Management, South Bank University, London, UK

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L.G. Wang, J.H.M. Tah, "OODB-based Case: Meta-System its Concept, Method and Application in Construction Management", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 59-66, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.32.3.1
We extend our research in meta-database to one for a more general meta-system which can support automated design of system. The central concept is about how to manage mechanical abstraction in a system design. We present the concept of variable-based abstraction and discuss its representation, methodology and mechanization. We demonstrate how object-oriented database management system can be taken as a mechanical environment to support the design of the meta-system.

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