WP004: Partially Automating the Design-Construction Interface: Constructibility Design Rules for Reinforced Concrete Structures
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- May 1989
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Design and construction are highly fragmented for many types of projects in the US construction industry. This vertical and horizontal fragmentation leads to inefficiencies during construction. Knowledge based systems provide a means to partially automate the process of construction input to design and assist in reducing the adverse impact of fragmentation on project performance. This paper describes early results from a research project at Stanford University to develop an expert system containing constructibility design rules that support the preliminary design of reinforced concrete structures. The major topics covered are: a background review of design-construction integration; a description of the structure of constructibility knowledge and its role in the design process, using reinforced concrete structures as an example; implications for performance improvement on projects; and insights for future research. The conclusions concern challenges and potential benefits from using knowledge based systems for integration at critical project interfaces.
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- Fischer, Martin and Tatum, C. Bob. (1989). WP004: Partially Automating the Design-Construction Interface: Constructibility Design Rules for Reinforced Concrete Structures. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/wg639qn8414
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