Quality Control and Constructability of Slabs on Grade With Expert Systems

by George Suckarieh, Univ of Cincinnati, United States,
Issam Minkarah, Univ of Cincinnati, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


Constructability and quality control problems associated with the construction of slabs on grade are many. They vary from problems associated with cracking, scaling, dusting and spalling, curling, quality of finishing, and faulty sealants. Factors affecting constructability and quality of slabs on grade can be traced to the environment, slabs' geometry, labor and material factors, and construction methods. This paper discusses practical problems associated with the construction of slabs on grade and the factors that contribute to these problems. The paper discusses how the information can be organized in an expert system. The system forms a good planning tool for constructors involved in the building and construction of slabs on grade. The paper is a result of research-in-progress conducted at the University of Cincinnati, Construction Science Department.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Constructability | Concrete pavements | Expert systems | Quality control | Construction management | Slabs | Construction materials

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