Decision-making in the early stages of a construction project will have a significant impact on the project. Limited and uncertain information, however, makes it difficult to accurately predict constriction costs. To solve this problem, this study developed the advanced case-based reasoning (CBR) model with 101 cases of multi-family housing projects. The advanced CBR model was developed to integrate the advantages of prediction methodologies such as CBR, multiple regression analysis (MRA), and artificial neural networks (ANN), and the optimization process using a genetic algorithm. This study defined four optimization parameters, as follows: (i) the minimum criterion for scoring the attribute similarity, (ii) the range of attribute weight, (iii) the range of case selection and (iv) the tolerance range of cross range between MRA and ANN. Since the system was developed using the Microsoft-Excel-based Visual Basic Application (VBA) for ease of use, it is expected that the model supports the stakeholders in charge of predicting and managing a construction cost in the early stages of a construction project to get more accurate result from historical cases as a reference.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Artificial Intelligence