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Expert/Knowledge Based Systems for Materials in the Construction Industry: State-of-the-Art Report.


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Kaetzel, L. J.; Clifton, J. R.

RILEM Journal of Materials and Structures, Vol. 28, No. 177, 160-174, 1995.

Keywords:

construction; expert systems; building design; industries; knowledge based system; planning; management; repair; rehabilitation; construction industry

Abstract:

Artificial intelligence, a branch of computer sciences, comprises machine vision, natural language, robotics, and expert systems. Many agree that the expert systems area has advanced furtherst and achieved the most success in applying artificial intelligence methods to real-world problems. Two examples of operational systems in use today are Windloader, an advisory system designed to assist in determining wind loads on structures, and Highway Concrete (HWYCON), designed to assist in the diagnosis of selection of materials for, and repair and rehabilitation of highway concrete structures. Successes in using expert systems technology to develop practical applications for the construction industry are relatively few, compared with advances in computer aided design, real-time control, and data analysis.