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The Application of Model-Based Planning Technology to Full-Scale Construction Projects

TitleThe Application of Model-Based Planning Technology to Full-Scale Construction Projects
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsWinstanley, G, Chacon, MA, Levitt, RE
Date Published06/1992
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Computational Construction Model, Design-to-Construction, Model-Based Planning, Project Planning, Stanford University
AbstractModel-based representation and reasoning has been shown to have great potential in the planning and management of industrial projects, but little evidence is available on their use in significant, full-scale projects This report describes an effort to model and to use such technology at the design-to-construction interface of an $11 million structural steel facility. Although the central knowledge-rich project model and the reasoning mechanism behind the system's ability to create a logically correct plan is vital to the power of the OARPLAN system, the availability of commercial design and presentation facilities was found to be essential to its viability in industry. This document reports research into the problems encountered in both the production of an adequate computational model of construction, and the use of the resulting highly complex project networks. A project planning environment was developed, incorporating the Primavera™ project management system and an extension of AutoCad™, known as CIFECAD.
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