This is a description of a decision support system for the evaluation of geologic exploration programs in underground construction, which can be used to quantify the economic value of different subsurface investigation alternatives. Models are described which have been implemented as a computer based decision support system, EVGE, that can be used for comparing the effectiveness of alternative exploration programs of different costs. This capability will promote the advantageous utilization of subsurface investigation as an effective means of reducing the defensive strategies of design conservatism and excessive construction contingencies typically employed by designers and contractors. The methodology is described for encompassing all the existing geologic information about a site in a consistent geologic prediction model that can be used for design and construction, planning and estimation.

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  • Accession Number: 00488395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM