CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY/METHOD IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION SYSTEM. IN: PREPARING FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY, PROCEEDINGS OF CONSTRUCTION CONGRESS '91, SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS IN COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS AND THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 13-16, 1991

The proliferation of construction technology and the characteristics of technology information, such as complexity, interdependency, etc., pose the need for a well-organized technology information system with an integrated, hierarchical data structure. A new object-oriented information representation model, based on the semantic data model, is presented as a solution. It consists of three main hierarchies (constructed products, materials, and equipment) which are integrated laterally with construction methods to provide the required technology information for design and construction planning decisions in a manner that supports the changing needs during the various design and construction planning stages. A prototype implementation of the model using a hypertext system is also described.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00619090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-87262-801-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM