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

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE