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Project-Specific Knowledge Bases in the AEC Industry

TitleProject-Specific Knowledge Bases in the AEC Industry
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsH. Howard, C
Date Published12/1989
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Communication, Project-Specific Knowledge, Stanford University
AbstractProject-specific knowledge is the rationale behind the project data and specifications, including the design decisions that link elements of basic data, design data, project-specifications, domain knowledge, and general knowledge to explain the design. This capture and communication of this knowledge can improve the facility engineering process in downstream project activities, in lifecycle operation and facility modifications, and in future projects. The purpose of the paper is to provide a qualitative definition of project-specific knowledge and its potential uses across the project lifecycle. The paper also includes some anecdotal descriptions of useful project-specific knowledge and a discussion of the problems which must be solved in order to automate the capture and communication of this knowledge.
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