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Expert Systems in Construction: Initial Experiences

  • L. Koskela
  • R. Hynynen
  • M. Kallavuo
  • K. Kahkönen
  • J. Salokivi

Abstract

This paper describes the development of expert systems for construction applications in the Laboratory of Building Economics at the Technical Research Centre of Finland. Five small prototype or demonstration expert systems are described. These include expert systems for fire regulations, the repainting of wooden facades, renovation loan guidance, pavement design and the selection of concrete mixes. The experiences gained during this development period are evaluated.

Keywords

Expert System Construction Industry Knowledge Engineering Decision Table Pavement Structure 
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© Hermes Publishing 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Koskela
    • 1
  • R. Hynynen
    • 1
  • M. Kallavuo
    • 1
  • K. Kahkönen
    • 1
  • J. Salokivi
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical Research Centre of FinlandFinland

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