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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 62
Edited by: B. Kumar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.2

The Application of Expert Systems to Controlling Workflow within the Construction Management Environment

C. Duvel and R. Issa

College of Architecture, Rinker School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainsville, United States of America

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C. Duvel, R. Issa, "The Application of Expert Systems to Controlling Workflow within the Construction Management Environment", in B. Kumar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Artificial Intelligence Applications in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 61-72, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.62.3.2
Construction managers are not taking advantage of advanced information technologies (IT) to solve the related problems of information overload, delayed response, and higher overhead because of a lack of understanding of what technology is available, how to implement workflow or other information technology (IT) within their own firms and how to use IT to its fullest potential. The study will examine, identify and document several typical work processes within the management of a construction firm. The information thus collected will be used to determine how to successfully develop and implement the use of expert systems to control and automate business or workflow processes in construction management. Using this information, the theoretical rule-based model necessary for the development of an expert system to control the workflow program can be developed.

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