Accession Number : ADA265227


Title :   Field Test of an Expert System for Construction Site Quality Assurance: Expert System for Roof Construction (ESROC)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Lawrence, Debbie J ; Lenear, Phoebe E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265227.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) relies on a limited number of quality assurance (QA) personnel to handle an increasingly large workload involving many complex practices not used in traditional construction. To ensure the continued quality of military facilities, USACERL is developing tools to enhance the productivity of QA personnel. The Expert System for Roof Construction (ESROC) was developed as a potential tool to assist QA personnel. ESROC is a expert system that offers the user easy access to knowledge about built-up roof construction from textbooks, field manuals, training courses, and experts. The prototype of ESROC was field tested at two USACE area offices to validate its effectiveness and usefulness. ESROC was found useful, especially as a training tool, and other areas were suggested where expert systems would be beneficial.... Built-up roofs, Quality assurance, Expert System for Roof Construction (ESROC), Expert systems, Quality control


Descriptors :   *FIELD TESTS , *CONSTRUCTION , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , COST EFFECTIVENESS , QUALITY CONTROL , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , PRODUCTIVITY , TEACHING MACHINES , TEXTBOOKS , ROOFS , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , CIVIL ENGINEERING , QUALITY ASSURANCE , KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , PROTOTYPES , TRAINING , TOOLS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE