Construction duration predictive model based on factorial analysis and fuzzy logic


  • Luiz Maurício Furtado Maués Universidade Federal do Pará
  • José Alberto Silva de Sá Universidade do Estado do Pará
  • Carlos Tavares da Costa Junior Universidade Federal do Pará
  • Andrea Parise Kern Universidade do Vale dos Rio do Sino
  • André Augusto Azevedo Montenegro Duarte Universidade Federal do Pará


Modeling. Fuzzy Logic. Building Construction. Deadline.


Setting the building construction duration for vertical residential works is made still in the study phase of economic and financial feasibility of the project and, in most cases, in an empirical way, increasing the uncertainties and the risks to fulfill the set deadline. However, there are computational intelligence tools that can contribute to reduce the degree of uncertainty. This study aimed to investigate the use of a hybrid system to estimate the deadline for vertical residential building works from design and production characteristics using factorial analysis and Fuzzy Systems. To this end, we used information of a database from the SEURB and in some buildings construction companies in Belém, a city located in the State of Pará, northern of Brazil. For the training and construction of the Fuzzy Forecast Model, data from 71 projects were used and 16 others residential buildings were used for its validation. The results showed a significant level of assertiveness, with 75% accuracy considering a range, whose upper and lower limits were calculated from MAPE and MASE. The model presented a prediction performance superior to other models already consecrated in the literature.


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Biografia do Autor

Luiz Maurício Furtado Maués, Universidade Federal do Pará


José Alberto Silva de Sá, Universidade do Estado do Pará

Centro de Ciências Naturais e Tecnologia

Carlos Tavares da Costa Junior, Universidade Federal do Pará


Andrea Parise Kern, Universidade do Vale dos Rio do Sino

Escola Politécnica

André Augusto Azevedo Montenegro Duarte, Universidade Federal do Pará







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