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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 11
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper IV.5

An Expert System to Assist in Generating and Scheduling Construction Activities

M. Alshawi* and D. Jagger+

*Department of Civil Engineering, Salford University
+School of the Built Environment, Liverpool Polytechnic, Liverpool

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M. Alshawi, D. Jagger, "An Expert System to Assist in Generating and Scheduling Construction Activities", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Artificial Intelligence Tools and Techniques for Civil and Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 109-114, 1989. doi:10.4203/ccp.11.4.5
Abstract
In the United Kingdom, several procedures have been developed t o bring together both design and construction solutions, which are the responsibility of separate management systems, at the time when the design solution is substantially complete and final. This research is aiming at testing the feasibility of developing a facility which automates the establishment of a construction solution from a given design solution. A prototype has been developed to generate construction activities and their logic automatically which relies on the integration of Expert Systems technology, database and project management software. This paper briefly describes the working system and concentrates on the expert system part.

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