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Al-Shawi, M and Hope, A E (1989) Expert systems and contractual disputes: extension of time under JCT 80. Construction Management and Economics, 7(01), 65-74.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: contract; dispute; expert system; extension of time; knowledge base
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446198900000007
The resolution of contractual disputes is an area within the construction industry where complex rules and regulations are apparent and where much human expertise is currently employed monitoring and settling disputes. This paper describes research aimed at developing an expert system for the resolution of extension of time disputes arising under a UK standard form of building contract, JCT 80. The paper outlines the potential benefits of such a system, identifies how the system was developed and describes the working system and its limitations.