Expert/Knowledge Based Systems for Materials in the Construction Industry: State-of-the-Art Report.
Expert/Knowledge Based Systems for Materials in the
Construction Industry: State-of-the-Art Report.
Kaetzel, L. J.; Clifton, J. R.
RILEM Journal of Materials and Structures, Vol. 28, No.
177, 160-174, 1995.
construction; expert systems; building design;
industries; knowledge based system; planning;
management; repair; rehabilitation; construction
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.