A New Automated System for Decision Support in the Construction Industry

by M. J. Riley, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,
C. J. Pickering, Univ of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


This paper describes a collaborative project to research and develop a computer based decision support system for the construction industry. The system is intended primarily for use during the construction phase of a project. The first steps towards producing a system which links Project Management (PM) with Quality Assurance (QA) using a hypermedia-based computer application called Microcosm are described. The new system is designed to replace any paper based QA system and, in addition, open they way to producing new analyses of performance hitherto considered either impossible or impractical.

Subject Headings: Automation | Decision support systems | Construction industry | Computer software | Project management | Quality control | Research and development | Systems management

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