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A knowledge based system for valuing variations in civil engineering works: a user centred approach

Sutrisna, M, Proverbs, D, Potts, K and Buckley, K 2004, 'A knowledge based system for valuing variations in civil engineering works: a user centred approach' , International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering & Construction, 2 (4) , pp. 285-302.

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Abstract

There has been much evidence that valuing variations in construction projects can lead to conflicts and disputes leading to loss of time, efficiency, and productivity. One of the reasons for these conflicts and disputes concerns the subjectivity of the project stakeholders involved in the process. One way to minimise this is to capture and collate the knowledge and perceptions of the different parties involved in order to develop a robust mechanism for valuing variations. Focusing on the development of such a mechanism, the development of a Knowledge Based System (KBS) for valuing variations in civil engineering work is described. Evaluation of the KBS involved demonstration to practitioners in the construction industry to support the contents of the knowledge base and perceived usability and acceptance of the system. Results support the novelty, contents, usability, and acceptance of the system, and also identify further potential developments of the KBS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil engineering, knowledge based system, user interface, valuation of variations
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering & Construction
Publisher: Millpress
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 15707822
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2007 12:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/487

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