Spoonamore J H, Goettel B C
Group decision support system for facilities planning
Abstract: Institutions, both public and private, are restructuring due to major global
changes: some of which include the unification of Europe, introduction of fiee
enterprise in the Eastern European countries, and the major trade deficits of the
United States. Given constrained finding available for building investments in
a climate of major change in organizational goals, decision makers need improved
planning tools for choosing optimal facility investments, just as for other
investment decisions, This paper describes a facilities planning and prioritization
system developed at the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering
Research Laboratory (CERL) which assists in selection and provides project
information on costs and multiple attributes for describing requirements. The
system provides multi-level prioritization information for use by decision groups
within the organization hierarchy. In addition, proposed enhancements to this
system include group decision information handling for realigning projects to the
evolving goals of the organization.
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V Hartkopf, V Loftness, A Aziz & Y Hua
Professional and Educational Implications of Innovations in Building and
Abstract: The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh with the support of the Advanced Building Systems Integration Consortium (ABSIC) has realized the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace (IW), a living (always adapted) and lived-in laboratory occupied by faculty, staff and students. The IW represents a major breakthrough realizing advanced requirements for occupant's comfort and productivity, organizational flexibility and effectiveness, technological adaptability, and energy and environmental effectiveness, throughout the lifecycles of all materials, components and systems.
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