SITEOPS: Applying Optimization Technology to Site DesignAECbytes Archived Article (March 31, 2008)
This article takes a look at the application of a sophisticated computational technology to a specific aspect of AEC: the design and development of a building site. The technology is called evolutionary computing, and it is a subset of the field of artificial intelligence that involves combinatorial optimization problems, where optimization is the process of finding the most effective solutions to a problem given a set of constraints. The application that has been developed to apply this technology to the field of site design and land development is called SITEOPS.
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