Computer Integrated Knowledge System (CIKS) for Construction Materials, Components, and Systems: Proposed Framework.
Computer Integrated Knowledge System (CIKS) for
Construction Materials, Components, and Systems:
Kurihara, T. Y.; Kaetzel, L. J.
NISTIR 6071; 50 p. September 1997.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-210751
computers; construction materials; knowledge system;
computer integrated knowledge system; ontology;
Developing a proposed framework for a Computer
Integrated Knowledge System (CIKS) for construction
materials, components and systems requires a practical
approach in order to be utilized by the building
materials industry. The need for practicality has
driven the design of the framework to include many
commercial technologies, as well as research results
where feasible. This report presents the framework from
the external, management, and operational views,
followed by a conceptual representation discussion in
Appendix A. The external view includes the partners,
user interface, and network. The management view
addresses the application, data, and knowledge
management. These views are followed by an operational
view, which includes a pilot system, menu of options,
and development phases, which outlines the steps for
building an example of the framework. Appendix B
contains a discussion on the CIKS coating partnership
for highway structure. Appendix C, a glossary,
concludes the report.