Author(s): J. Christian & Y.C. Chan
Facilities management may be defined as the application of management
techniques in preserving and enhancing the long term value of an existing
Because of its heavily human-oriented nature, the application of
expert system technology is considered both feasible and desirable.
After a careful examination of the problems and nature of facilities
management, it was decided to develop a prototype expert system for the
allocation of maintenance financing.
Historical maintenance costs would
be collated and analyzed to establish a supporting database.
In order to
formulate the knowledge base, facilities managers were interviewed for the
elicitation and acquisition of knowledge.
A prototype expert system was developed using a shell program.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/AIENG930141
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