The Hybrid Solution Approach of ESBE

by Kunibert Lennerts, Univ of Karlsruhe, Germany,
Fritz Gehbauer, Univ of Karlsruhe, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


ESBE is the hybrid object-oriented expert system for the optimization of construction site layout. The task is the dimensioning and the arrangement of the individual construction site facilities. It consists of three major parts: an object-oriented construction site database which contains general and company specific data of the construction site facilities and the building data; a hybrid system with mathematical optimization algorithms and an expert system (knowledge based system) as well as a well-tailored user-interface with a 3D visualization component. This paper describes the reasons to develop ESBE and to choose the hybrid solution approach.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Expert systems | Hybrid methods | Knowledge-based systems | Databases | Construction companies | Computer software

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