Preliminaries 
1  NEURAL NETWORKS AS CLASSIFIERS FOR STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR 

1.1 
The Use of Neural Networks for Damage Detection and Location in a Steel Member
P.H. Kirkegaard and A. Rytter 
1 
2  NEURAL NETWORKS AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN 

2.1 
Common Misconceptions About Neural Networks as Approximators
W.C. Carpenter and JF. Barthelemy 
11 
2.2 
Vector Clustering for Neural Network based Prediction of Geometrical Characteristics
H. Lee and P. Hajela 
19 
2.3 
Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Prediction of Minor Axis Steel Connections
D. Anderson, E.L. Hines, S.J. Arthur and E.L. Eiap 
31 
3  NEURAL NETWORKS AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 

3.1 
Artificial Neural Networks for Construction Project Planning
M.J. Mawdesley and V. Carr 
39 
3.2 
Neural Networks to Predict Construction Cost Indexes
T.P. Williams 
47 
3.3 
Roles, Benefits and Objectives of Neural Networks in Building Construction Project Practice
K. Kähkönen and J. Pallas 
53 
4  NEURAL NETWORKS AND CIVIL ENGINEERING 

4.1 
Prediction of Maximum Scour Depth at Spur Dikes with Adaptive Neural Networks
X. Wu and S.Y. Lim 
61 
4.2 
Runoff Volume Estimates with Neural Networks
S.Y. Liong and W.T. Chan 
67 
4.3 
Traffic Models  A Role for Neural Networks?
G. Lyons and J. Hunt 
71 
5  NEURAL NETWORKS AND PARALLEL PROCESSING 

5.1 
Parallel Training of Neural Networks for Finite Element Mesh Generation
A.I. Khan, B.H.V. Topping and A. Bahreininejad 
81 
6  GENETIC ALGORTHIMS AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN 

6.1 
Discrete Structural Optimization using Evolution Strategies
J. Cai and G. Thierauf 
95 
6.2 
Application of the Genetic Algorithm to Aesthetic Design of Dam Structures
H. Furuta, H. Hase, E. Watanabe, T. Tonegawa and H. Morimoto 
101 
6.3 
An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm for Structural Design Optimization
W.M. Jenkins 
109 
6.4 
Application of the Genetic Algorithm to the MultiObjective Design of Retaining Wall Structures
H. Sugimoto, H. Yamamoto, T. Sasaki and J. Mitsuo 
127 
7  GENETIC ALGORTHIMS IN CIVIL & CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 

7.1 
Use of Genetic Algorithms in a Computer System for a Multi Objective Engineering Problem
J.C. Miles, J.N. Hooper and J. Bradshaw 
137 
7.2 
Optimum Resource Allocation in Construction Projects using Genetic Algorithms
K. Sathyanarayana, S. Rajeev, S.N. Kalidindi and V. Kalyanaraman 
147 
8  ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION USING SIMULATED ANNEALING 

8.1 
Topological Design of Truss Structures using Simulated Annealing
B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan and J.P. de Barros Leite 
151 