Case-based scheduling using product models

Ren-Jye Dzeng*, Iris D. Tommelein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Architects and contractors who repeatedly design and build the same kind of facilities may reuse previously developed facility designs and construction schedules. This research develops an automatic planning system, named CasePlan, that reuses old schedules to develop new schedules based on the similarity between old designs and new designs. Project designs are represented as product models that are instantiated from generic product models by specifying values for the attributes in the models. The models along with the schedules are stored as cases that can be retrieved and reused to schedule similar projects at a later stage. Similarity assessment is probably the largest bottleneck to be overcome in order to persuade field practitioners to use CasePlan. This paper focuses on how CasePlan assesses similarity between cases and how it searches for similar cases. Examples of boiler erection projects will be used to illustrate the concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 5 Jun 19958 Jun 1995


ConferenceProceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

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