Title

An expert system for project controls in construction management

Authors

Kermit H. Gates

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Major/Program

Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Jai Navlakha

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Raimund Ege

Third Advisor's Name

Alex Pelin

Date of Defense

6-17-1988

Abstract

In this paper, I describe an expert project control system for construction management. The purpose of the project is to develop methods and strategies for expert system based planning, scheduling, chronicling and analysis for construction management. Planning defines the actions required to accomplish a goal? scheduling links the plan into a frame of time? chronicling is monitoring job performance and analysis defines reevaluation of the plan as conditions change. Conditions are modeled as constraints and will be coded as rules. As conditions change, constraints must be dynamically modified by the system to accommodate the changes. The research is a combination of three related areas:

a. Domain dependent hierarchical planning techniques.

b. Model-based planning/scheduling techniques developed for the job-shop environment.

c. Expert construction planning/scheduling techniques.

Identifier

FI15101544

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