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Date 9 Jun 1995

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  • The application of a knowledge-based engineering system to the planning of airport facilities-a case study

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):1/1 - 1/4
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    This paper is based on a project undertaken by the University of Reading with BAA plc to investigate the application of knowledge based engineering to airport planning, and in addition to test the concept of adapting a proven advanced manufacturing technique to construction. The paper explains the background of the project drawing on examples from other industries. The goals of the project for BAA... View full abstract»

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  • A planning system for large-scale industrial projects

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):5/1 - 5/5
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    Industrial planning involves an in-depth understanding and continual consideration of all phases in the product lifecycle, and the interdependences of subtasks, from conceptual design to implementation and beyond. In some engineering disciplines, for example construction, the problem is compounded by the number and types of disparate disciplines involved in the lifecycle, and in the case of major ... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-media safety advisor for construction work using expert knowledge

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2/1 - 2/3
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    New and proposed legislation is having a major effect on the management of health and safety within the construction industry. When carrying out and planning activities on-site, considerable expertise is required to ensure that the work is done safely, and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislative documentation is necessary. A prototype computer system has been built to as... View full abstract»

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  • IT research for construction as a manufacturing process an EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) view

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):8/1 - 8/5
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    UK construction is internationally strong; its expertise in design and handling complex processes and in the involvement of specialists are highly valued overseas. Nevertheless, in spite of some of the lowest input costs in the developed world, the industry is blighted by over specification, and high output costs. Most components used on site are tailor made for the project in response to the desi... View full abstract»

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  • Software assisted evaluation in structural design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    The diagrammatic portrayal of the comparative performance of structures can be of value to educators, manufacturers and designers. An awareness of these procedures would give engineering students a better understand of the interaction of material and form, while the manufacturers of structural components such as tubes, I beams and trusses could also benefit as they would gain insights into the lim... View full abstract»

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  • Representing the Building Regulations in frame-based format

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    The paper proposes that regulations can be a useful source of material for building a knowledge base to support expert and technical advisor systems. It describes the results of a research project using Prolog to code the Building Regulations into a frame-based format. Prolog is a declarative programming language, eminently suitable for representing knowledge and prototyping using what can be a su... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium `Knowledge-Based Approaches to Automation in Construction' (Digest No.1995/129)

    Publication Year: 1995
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    The following topics were dealt with: knowledge based construction automation; airport facilities planning; and architectural design View full abstract»

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  • Evolving design cases

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6/1 - 6/4
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    The use of case based reasoning techniques for design has been growing during the last few years. One of the features of case based design (CBD) is that both modified designs and completely new designs can be incorporated in the case database in exactly the same way. This leads to the development of corporate databases of good designs. We consider how evolutionary methods may be applied to the ada... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of configuration: knowledge of context and precedent in architectural design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7/1 - 7/9
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    Design, and in particular the design of the built environment in which we live and work, is an enterprise about which it is surprisingly difficult to talk. Part of the problem is that the right words don't exist to discuss an activity which seems at once to be highly personal, but whose product is public and, preeminently among the arts, social in its intent. However, if we look at the way that ar... View full abstract»

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