An Object-Oriented Scheduling Data Acquisition Model Using a Hybrid Expert Systemby Kyungrai Kim, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,
Calin M. Popescu, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,
Gary D. Hamilton, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,
Abstract: Acquisition of scheduling data for construction project information management is a complicated task. Historically, there has been a fundamental disconnection between cost estimation and scheduling. This disconnection leads to the lack of a source of information for the acquisition of scheduling data and forces schedules to be based too strongly upon expert intuition. To solve the problems, a model, Work Packaging (WP) using Design Components (DC) is developed and described using Object-Oriented Techniques (OOT). The model's approach eliminates the disconnection between cost estimation and scheduling, and provides procedures for schedule data acquisition. Cost estimation and scheduling are integrated throughout the model.
Subject Headings: Scheduling | Data processing | Information management | Data collection | Project management | Mathematical models | Expert systems
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