Personal Computer Model to Evaluate Performance of Construction Systems/Services

by Dean T. Kashiwagi, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Worldwide competition has finally impacted the construction industry and facility managers. As manufacturers become more competitive, the cost of doing business becomes more critical. One of the major costs is facility maintenance. To assist facility managers in reducing the cost of maintenance, this paper introduces a model using the management of information to procure facility systems. A `fuzzy logic' model is used to quantify relative `amounts of information' to identify the `best performing' alternative system. The model is run on a PC based `Windows' program.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Construction management | Managers | Computer software | Information management | Maintenance | Value engineering | Competition

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