Preliminaries 
1  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT 

1.1 
Integrity Testing of Concrete Surfaces using Artificial Neural Networks
R. Begum, D. Chamberlain and A. Hirson 
1 
1.2 
The Use of Artificial Neural Networks in Pile Integrity Testing
J.N. Watson, C.A. Fairfield, C. Wan and A. Sibbald 
7 
1.3 
Use of Neural Networks for Fault Identification in a Beam Structure
I. Takahashi and T. Yoshioka 
15 
2  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 

2.1 
Neural NetworkBased Approximations for Structural Analysis
W.M. Jenkins 
25 
2.2 
Artificial Neural Network Computing in Structural Engineering
P. Zeng 
37 
2.3 
Modelling of NonLinear Structures using Recurrent Neural Networks
P.H. Kirkegaard 
51 
3  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS TO FINITE ELEMENT PROBLEMS 

3.1 
Multivariate Modelling of FEM Data using Neural Networks
A.T.C. Goh, K.S. Wong and B.B. Broms 
59 
3.2 
Subdomain Generation using Parallel QState Potts Neural Networks
B.H.V. Topping and A. Bahreininejad 
65 
4  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN CONTROL 

4.1 
NeuralNetwork Control of Large Flexible Manipulator Systems, using the Cerebellar Model Arithmetic Computer
C.J. Macnab and G.M.T. D'Eleuterio 
79 
5  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 

5.1 
An Innovative Approach to Training Neural Networks for Strategic Management of Construction Firms
A.W.R. Slicher, P. Vakalis and G. Singh 
87 
5.2 
Formulation of the WeightMatrix of a Neural Network for Resource Leveling
D. Savin, S. Alkass and P. Fazio 
95 
5.3 
Life Time Costs for Facilities
J. Christian and A.N. Pandeya 
101 
5.4 
An Evaluation Study of Neural Network and Heuristic Approaches to Construction Resource Planning
N.N. Dawood 
107 
6  NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 

6.1 
Artificial Neural Networks in HydroMeteorological Modelling
A.W. Jayawardena and D.A.K. Fernando 
115 
6.2 
Evaluation of Seismic Liquefaction using Neural Networks
A.T.C. Goh 
121 
6.3 
Neural Networks for Multiobjective and Multiresource Decision Support System
X. Wei and G. Singh 
127 
7  GENETIC ALGORITHMS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 

7.1 
The Estimation of Partial String Fitnesses in the Genetic Algorithm
W.M. Jenkins 
137 
7.2 
Improved Genetic Operators for Structural Engineering Optimization
J.P.B. Leite and B.H.V. Topping 
143 
7.3 
An Integrated Shape Optimization Approach using Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy RuleBased System
J.P. Yang and C.K. Soh 
171 
7.4 
Adaptive Search to Assist in the Conceptual Design of Concrete Buildings
J. Mathews and M.Y. Rafiq 
179 
8  EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 

8.1 
General Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing Perturbation of the Gradient Method with a Fixed Parameter
J.E. Souza de Cursi and M.B.S. Cortes 
189 
8.2 
Diverse Evolutionary Search for Preliminary Whole System Design
I.C. Parmee 
199 
8.3 
Application of Genetic Algorithms and Expert Systems to Design and Planning of Solid Waste Disposal
M. Hirokane, H. Furuta and H. Habara 
205 