Abstract: This study presents the model that uses Radial Basis Function (RBF) from Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to predict and decision about claim causes and their responsibility that helps project organizations such as owners and consultants in their construction project decisions to control and minimize claims. The model is composed of twenty ANNs that work based on radial basis function that predict the percent of owner, consultant and contractor in twenty mail claims that occurs in Iran construction projects. The framework is implemented using actual data from civil projects and Literature review, interviews with pertinent experts with filling questionnaire. Different weights were assigned as variables to the different layers of each ANN and the total square error was used as the objective function to be minimized. Data was collected from 138 construction projects in order to train and test the model which predicted relationships between contracting parties. It implements an intelligent input interface which helps project parties in their decisions on the projects for claim causing assessment.
Majid Gholhaki, Ali Kheiroddin and Ali Ghorbani, 2016. Claim Causing Assessment in Construction Projects in Iran Using Artificial Neural Networks Model: Radial Basis Function (RBF). Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11: 1122-1127.