Expert Systems Applications in Construction Management and Engineering

  • Charles A. Snyder
Conference paper


Expert System (ES) technology can improve construction quality and productivity. Although commercial interest began in 1980 and there has been a clearly felt need, the development of ES for construction has been rather slow. One of the reasons could be the non-realization of the promise of these systems by the industry which resulted in relatively poor funding of such developments. This paper summarizes the concepts of ES for construction management, hardware/software requirements, and lists potential areas for development of ES in the industry. The ES availability in the industry is summarized.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles A. Snyder
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  1. 1.Department of ManagementAuburn UniversityUSA

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