Accession Number:

ADA234473

Title:

Analysis of Knowledge-Based Expert Systems as Tools for Construction Design

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Because construction costs are continuously rising, Congress mandated that those within the respective branches of military service who are responsible for planning and executing construction programs develop policies and procedures that ensure that the individual projects are designed, bid, and constructed as rapidly as possible. This requires an approach that demands maximum efficiency from the design process. Reviews are necessary to ensure that designs meet all requirements, but the reviews themselves must be conducted in the least amount of time so as to preclude delays. Design tools that increases efficiency are knowledge-based expert systems which are interactive computer programs that incorporate judgement, experience, rules of thumb, and other expertise, so as to provide knowledgeable advice about a specific domain. They mimic the thought process employed by a human expert in solving a problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE