The Foresight Construction Panel
aims to establish an innovative and forward thinking culture in the UK construction industry in order to enhance the industry's future competitiveness and profitability and quality of life in the UK. The Panel has four priorities for action: to increase the participation of the construction industry in knowledge networks and internal foresight exercises; to prepare the ground for the next Foresight; exercise in 1999; to ensure that its recommendations are taken up; progressively by the industry, Government and the; science base; to continue the process of influencing the allocation of research monies to implement the Panel's recommendations .
The network was set up to facilitate collaborative work of benefit to the construction industry. The site provides a database of relevant projects and publications, discussion forums, publicity for members projects, and sources of funding for KBS work.
The centre promotes innovation and research in IT in Construction in the UK to improve competitive performance of UK construction industry. The centre aims to advise the UK construction industry to insure IT investment is well informed. Current work ranges from the formulation of a research work plan to bench marking studies.
The Decision Support Systems Research Group focuses on the areas of Engineering Design, Systems for Environmental Problems and Studies of the cognitive processes involved in Engineering Design. The Engineering Design effort has considered the conceptual design of bridges whilst environmental issues such as the disposal of sewage sludge, the management of water supply systems and the control of acidic emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation plants have been considered.
The Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute works with clients in a number of industrial sections to provide them with the skills necessary to develop innovative solutions that meet their own complex business requirements. The Institute has worked on a number of construction projects which are summarised at the following location.
First International Conference on New Information Technologies for Decision Making in Civil Engineering
The conference is to be held in Monteral, Canada. It is hosted by Prof. Edmond T. Miresco, Department of Construction Engineering, ETS, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, email@example.com. Deadline for paper submissions is the 31 March, 1998. The conference starts on the 11 October, 1998.
IEEE Colloquium on Knowledge-Based Approaches to Automation in Construction
This Colloquium was held on the 9 June 1995. Digest No. 1995/129. ISSN 0963-3308.