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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 12
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.1

An Integrated System to Aid Design Engineers in Selecting Easy to Construct Design Details

S. Alkass, O. Moselhi and A. Abdou

Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
S. Alkass, O. Moselhi, A. Abdou, "An Integrated System to Aid Design Engineers in Selecting Easy to Construct Design Details", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Artificial Intelligence and Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 169-175, 1991. doi:10.4203/ccp.12.6.1
Abstract
The use of Expert Systems in construction is not new. These systems have been developed either as stand alone modules or integrated with commercially available algorithmic software systems. This paper describes the development of a PC-based expert system for the assessment of the constractability of a design detail. Knowledge for this particular domain was gained from design engineers, architects, and field practitioners such as site and planning engineers. The development of the appropriate knowledge acquisition and integration techniques are covered. The system is tested with practitioners and novices and the concept of consultation is validated.

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