Logistics Information Management: Volume 14 Issue 5/6


Operations and Logistics Management

Table of contents

Improving the reliability of embodied energy methods for project life‐cycle decision making

Graham J. Treloar, Peter E.D. Love, Olusegun O. Faniran

Embodied energy is the total amount of energy required to produce a product, and is significant because it occurs immediately and can be equal over the life cycle of a…

Risk analysis in cost planning and its effect on efficiency in capital cost budgeting

David H. Picken, Stephen Mak

Builds on earlier work which reported on the experience of the Hong Kong Government in using risk analysis techniques in capital cost estimating. In 1993 the Hong Kong…

Stockyard layout planning and management for the precast concrete products industry

Nashwan Dawood, Ramesh Marasini

The concrete building products manufacturing industry supplies 2,000‐4,000 precast concrete building products to the construction industry. Owing to seasonal demand, the…

An intelligent materials routing system on complex construction sites

L. Mahdjoubi, J.L. Yang

Describes the design and implementation of a software system, called Virtual Construction Material Router (VCMR). The software provides a decision‐support system for…

A fuzzy‐based analytic approach to collaborative decision making for construction teams

Hongmei Yang, Chimay J. Anumba, John M. Kamara, Patricia Carrillo

Describes a study that exploits the potential of fuzzy systems in construction through the development of a decision support system which is capable of handling fuzziness…

A multi‐agent system for distributed collaborative design

C.J. Anumba, O.O. Ugwu, L. Newnham, A. Thorpe

Presents a multi‐agent system (MAS) for collaborative design in the construction sector. The system is intended to form a basis for integrating the often distributed…

Project delivery system selection: a case‐based reasoning framework

Francisco Loforte Ribeiro

Delivering a building project on time and under budget is still an increasingly complex and risky business. A host of new project delivery methods and management…

Similarity assessment in a case‐based reasoning framework for building envelope design

Serban Iliescu, Paul Fazio, Krishnan Gowri

An important part of the knowledge required for designing the envelope of a new building is based on experience. Confronted with a building envelope design problem, a…

Intelligent multimedia for expertise‐intensive training in construction

Qiping Shen, Heng Li, Zhongming Deng

Knowledge‐based systems (KBS) and multimedia technology (MMT) have been widely used in many industries for years to solve complicated problems. The integration of KBS and…

Information technology applications for bridge maintenance management

Chunlu Liu, Yoshito Itoh

Infrastructure maintenance management has become a challenge field for civil engineers and government managers because of the increasing number of deteriorated structures…

Finding critical financial ratios for Taiwan’s property development firms in recession

Ting‐ya Hsieh, Morris H.‐L. Wang

Ratio analysis is an excellent way of looking into a firm’s financial status. However, in performing the ratio analysis, an often underemphasized task is the selection of…

Overcoming information opacity in construction: a commentary

David Jaggar, Andrew Ross, Peter E.D. Love, Jim Smith

Provides an overview on the development of information production in construction. It is suggested that there is a need for the professional organisations to re‐think the…

Methodological issues in design‐construction integration

Olusegun O. Faniran, Peter E.D. Love, Graham Treloar, Chimay J. Anumba

A major contributory factor to poor project performance in the construction industry is known to be the lack of integration and coordination between the different…



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