An intelligent decision support system in construction management by data warehousing technique

Ying Cao, Kwok Wing Chau, M. Anson, Jianping Zhang

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The integration of a Data Warehouse and a Decision Support System (DSS) can provide construction managers with sufficient information for decision making without interrupting daily work of an On-Line Transaction Processing system. In this paper, the concepts of the data warehouse, On-Line Analysis Processing and DSS are first reviewed. The method of creating a data warehouse is then shown, changing the data in the data warehouse into a multidimensional data cube and integrating the data warehouse with a DSS. An application example is given to illustrate the use of the Construction Management Decision Support System developed in this study. This prototype system can enable the right data to be tracked down and provides the required information in a direct, rapid and meaningful way. Construction managers can view data from various perspectives with significantly reduced query time, thus making decisions more efficiently. Moreover, the approach can be applied to other fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering and Deployment of Cooperative Information Systems - 1st International Conference, EDCIS 2002, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783540442226
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event1st International Conference on Engineering and Deployment of Cooperative Information Systems, EDCIS 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: 17 Sep 200220 Sep 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Engineering and Deployment of Cooperative Information Systems, EDCIS 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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