An expert system for the strategic planning of construction projects

Skitmore, Martin (1988) An expert system for the strategic planning of construction projects. In Skitmore, Martin (Ed.) Proceedings 1st Joint Conference on the Computerisation of Quantity Surveying,, Department of Construction and Surveying, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong , Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 172-199.


This paper describes the instigation and development of an expert system to aid in the strategic planning of construction projects. The paper consists of four parts - the origin of the project, the development of the concepts needed for the proposed system, the building of the system itself, and assessment of its performance.

The origin of the project is outlined starting with the Japanese commitment to 5th generation computing together with the increasing local reaction to theory based prescriptive research in the field. The subsequent development of activities via the Alvey Commission and the RICS in conjunction with Salford University are traced culminating in the proposal and execution of the first major expert system to be built for the UK construction industry, subsequently recognised as one of the most successful of the expert system projects commissioned under the Alvey programme

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ID Code: 59701
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1988 please consult the author
Deposited On: 06 May 2013 01:30
Last Modified: 06 May 2013 02:01

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