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.
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Atlanta, GA, USA|
Duration: 5 Jun 1995 → 8 Jun 1995
|Conference||Proceedings of the 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)|
|City||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|Period||5/06/95 → 8/06/95|