Computer-aided-construction-management, a new paradigm

Conrad Tin-Cheung Wong, Hubert Mak, Heng Li

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This chapter analyzes a research project, which is to develop the VHBuild—web-based project management system—as a case study from the viewpoint of collaborative efforts of university researchers and industrial practitioners. VHBuild can serve as a repository for project-specific information that can be accessed by all project participants. It can also acquire knowledge from previous cases of critical issues and experiences using data mining techniques. An information flow model is developed for VHBuild in order to define system components, and their interactions within the overall information flow, and sharing process. The model is based on a repository of all project information at different stages. Case-based reasoning is a problem solving strategy, which is based on reuse of past solutions to address a new problem. Instead of representing knowledge as rules in rule-based expert systems, a case-based reasoning system maintains a case base that stores cases previously solved. When a new problem is encountered, the system retrieves cases similar to the new problem from its case base, selects the most similar one, and then converts the old solution to a new one for the new problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Building Technology
EditorsM. Anson, J.M. Ko, E.S.S. Lam
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780080526638
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2002
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Building Technology - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Dec 20026 Dec 2002


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Building Technology
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications


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