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|Title||Cost Estimation of Construction Projects at Gaza Strip Using Fuzzy Logic|
|Title in Arabic||حساب التكاليف لمشاريع التشييد في قطاع غزة باستخدام المنطق الفامض|
Construction industry is considered an important sector for the development in Gaza Strip. Cost estimation process is an important element of the construction industry. Early stage cost estimate plays significant role in the success of any construction project. Conceptual estimating is the process of establishing a project’s cost, often before any graphical representation of a facility has been developed. This research aims to predict the parametric cost estimation in construction building projects in Gaza Strip using Fuzzy logic Model. This research has been conducted through literature reviews of the cost estimating process, followed by a field survey done by 21 structured interviews in order to define the building factors which is effected the parametric cost estimation. The result of the survey and literature review shows that ten factors are affecting construction cost. The main factors are the area of typical floor, number of stories and the building type. Data from169 case studies from real executed construction project in Gaza Strip were collected for the most important ten factors to build up Fuzzy Logic Model. Fuzzy Logic Model was developed to predict the parametric cost estimation. It is a computerized system which uses MATLAB program as a tool box. The results revealed the ability of Fuzzy Model to predict cost estimate to an acceptable degree of accuracy reached to 88%. One of the main recommendations of this research is to encourage local contracting companies to do estimation for project cost using software package. The fuzzy logic model will provide more accurate estimates, save time, minimize error, and hopefully to have better chance to win bids.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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