Towards automated cost analysis, benchmarking and estimating in construction: a machine learning approach

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Chen, D, Hajderanj, L and Fiske, J (2019). Towards automated cost analysis, benchmarking and estimating in construction: a machine learning approach. 13th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS). Porto, Portugal 16 - 18 Jul 2019
AuthorsChen, D, Hajderanj, L and Fiske, J
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In this paper, a novel machine learning based approach is proposed for automated cost analysis from priced bill of quantities prepared by tenders in the construction industry. The proposed approach features: 1) An effective integration of structured project-specific information with surveyor’s domain knowledge in order to model the complex interrelationships between the specifications and descriptions of an item and its trade category; 2) An effective transformation to map the original data into a 2-dimensional space to tackle issues of high dimensionality in modelling, and 3) Simply classifiers with good classification capability. Relevant comparative experimental results have demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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