Describes the design and implementation of a software system, called Virtual Construction Material Router (VCMR). The software provides a decision‐support system for materials movement in complex construction sites. It consists of integrated software systems, composed of computer‐aided design, geographical information systems and fuzzy logic. Makes transparent the interrelationship between these applications to the user. This application enables site managers and planners to make strategic decisions about the movement of materials within a site. It allows the rehearsal, through simulation, of possible scenarios in order to select the best available route. Suggests that this tool will allow scenario planning in order to enable faster and more informed responses to unforeseen circumstances on site. Describes the computational architectures and conceptual basis of the major components in VCMR.
Mahdjoubi, L. and Yang, J. (2001), "An intelligent materials routing system on complex construction sites", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 14 No. 5/6, pp. 337-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576050110404422Download as .RIS
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