Cost estimation for Iraqi school building projects using artificial neural network

Other Title(s)

تخمين الكلف لمشاريع المدراس العراقية باستخدام الشبكات العصبية الاصطناعية

Dissertant

Dawud, Mustafa Adnan

Thesis advisor

Siyam, Muhammad Zakariyya

University

Isra University

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Engineering Project Management

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

he actual final cost of public-school building projects, like other construction projects, is unknown to the owner till the final account statement is prepared.

An attempt to estimation the final cost of such projects before work starts, using Neural Network analysis technique is carried out.

The study covers (12 & 18 classes) school projects awarded by the lowest bid system, they were obtained by the UNDP, Anbar Provincial Education Directorate and Anbar Reconstruction Fund Committee.

Records of (60) school projects completed during (2010-2018) are employed to develop and verify the model.

The most important part of the tender documentation for school building, upon which the preliminary estimate of cost is based on the bill of quantities, works were divided into ten groups are considered to have the most significant impact on the final cost.

Hence, they are used as model input parameters.

These groups are site works, concrete works, “windows, doors and steel works”, “plastering and painting works” tiling works, sanitary works, fire extinguisher, Electrical works, outer works, and numbers of classes.

It was found that the developed model has the ability to predict the final cost (FC) for school projects, as an output, with a very good accuracy having a correlation coefficient (R) of (98.1%), determination coefficient (R2 ) of (96.2%) and average accuracy percentage of (99.55%).

Main Topic

Civil Engineering

No. of Pages

73

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Artificial neural network-basic concepts.

Chapter Four : Data analysis and modeling of cost using artificial neural networks.

Chapter Five : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Dawud, Mustafa Adnan. (2019). Cost estimation for Iraqi school building projects using artificial neural network. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-895815

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Dawud, Mustafa Adnan. Cost estimation for Iraqi school building projects using artificial neural network. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-895815

American Medical Association (AMA)

Dawud, Mustafa Adnan. (2019). Cost estimation for Iraqi school building projects using artificial neural network. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-895815

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-895815