Chapter 7. Agent-Based Systems: The Competitive Advantage for AEC-Specific e-Business

  1. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate2 and
  2. Dr Kirti Ruikar Bachelor of Architecture, MSc, EngD (Doctor of Engineering) Lecturer architect Associate Editor3
  1. Dr Esther A. Obonyo Assistant Professor member project manager1 and
  2. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch7

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Obonyo, E. A. and Anumba, C. J. (2008) Agent-Based Systems: The Competitive Advantage for AEC-Specific e-Business, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Florida's Rinker School of Building Construction, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462

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Keywords:

  • agent-based systems - competitive advantage for AEC-specific e-business;
  • understanding agent-based systems;
  • roadmap of agent-based systems in e-business;
  • APRON - an agent-based prototype system for AEC-specific e-business;
  • APRON's conceptual design;
  • implemented APRON architecture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The current context

  • Understanding agent-based systems

  • A roadmap of agent-based systems in e-business

  • APRON: An agent-based prototype system for AEC-specific e-business

  • APRON's conceptual design

  • The implemented APRON architecture

  • Discussion and conclusions

  • References