Automated Cost and Scheduling for Military Construction: A Conceptual Algorithm for Trial Design
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report presents the results of an investigation to determine the feasibility of producing trial design algorithms for building components. This work is part of a project to develop an automated, integrated cost and scheduling system. Two functional building systems were investigated the reinforced concrete framing system and the sprinkler system. The components of each of these systems were studied, designers were interviewed, and trial design rules were elicited and analyzed. Results showed that designers use a general algorithm if they are required to design an element at the early feasibility stage of a project, especially when information about the project is lacking. This general algorithm was illustrated and analyzed, and when it was tested on an existing facility the results were satisfactory. Keywords Construction Cost estimates Scheduling Algorithms Sprinklers Reinforced concrete.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology