Accession Number : ADA294605

Title :   The Reviewer's Assistant System: System Design Analysis and Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : East, E. W. ; Roessler, Timothy L. ; Lustig, Mark D. ; Fu, Michael C.

PDF Url : ADA294605

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The objective of the research leading to this report was to identify ways to improve design quality through enhancement of the Biddability, Constructibility, and Operability compliance review process. The system that resulted from this project, the Reviewer's Assistant, allows reviewers with any organizational or professional affiliation to capture, apply, and transmit their expertise to designers. The Architect/Engineer or consulting firm(s) may then modify designs to avoid problems that might cause costly construction contract modifications or increase building operation and maintenance costs. There are three benefits of using the Reviewer's Assistant. First, the Reviewer's Assistant can help users conduct high quality design reviews in less time. Second, users can apply past experience from previous design reviews. Finally, the design reviews will be saved for future benefit. This report discusses the design decisions that were made during the system development process and how they were implemented in Version 0.9 of the Reviewer's Assistant. It also describes possible future enhancements to the system. An unattached Appendix B contains the list of a roofing review analysis used in the system development.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *PROTOTYPES, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, MODIFICATION, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER FILES, BENEFITS, ROOFS, ARCHITECTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE