A conceptual case-based decision model for mitigating construction delays

Ng, S. Thomas, Deng, Michael Z.M., Lam, Ka Chi, & Skitmore, Martin (2000) A conceptual case-based decision model for mitigating construction delays. International Journal of Construction Information Technology, 8(2), pp. 1-20.

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A common method of recovering a delayed construction programme is by schedule compression through activity crashing. To be of practical benefit, however, the cost-effectiveness of crashing any of the remaining construction activities needs be examined before a decision is reached. Although the likely cost and productivity effects of crashing can be calculated using standard estimating techniques, the actual time-cost relationship may be affected by a number of external factors, and the experience and judgement of planners is needed to take this into account in selecting activities to crash. Case-based reasoning (CBR) is regarded as a suitable decision approach for capturing and reusing experience of this kind and the aim of this paper is to examine whether CBR could be applied to modelling the delay mitigation (DM) domain. The process of DM is first examined. A conceptual framework and rapid prototype is then developed based on the CBR approach.

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ID Code: 4226
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author. Author contact details: rm.skitmore@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Construction delays, delay mitigation, decision support system, case, based reasoning
ISSN: 0968-0365
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 University of Salford
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 04:56

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