An expert system prototype for minimizing soil erosion on construction site in Malaysia

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A vast number of developing countries are trying to achieve sustainable economic. In the attainment of these goals, construction sector is playing a major role. It provides direct means to development and expansion of activities; however at the same time is a major consumer of physical and natural resources and a polluter to the environment. During the construction phase, large areas of soil are exposed to the erosive forces of wind and rain. Bare eroding slopes and drains choked with sediment can often be observed on building sites. This erosion may result in a significant increase in sediment loads to receiving waters. This paper presents the development of an expert system prototype to minimize soil erosion during construction activities by using Visual Basic software in Malaysia. Expert systems are emerging technology in information processing and are becoming increasingly useful tools in different applications areas including environmental studies. They are useful tools especially in developing countries due to limitation on resources, particularly human expertise and data availability. The prototype is very useful to recommend best management practice and mitigation measures to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation during construction activities. This will then encourage more responsible approach for construction site management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-460
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Soil erosion

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