A simulation-based decision-support system for integration of human cognition into construction operation planning

Alireza Golabchi, SeyedReza RazaviAlavi, Simaan AbouRizk*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

The mental workload associated with work activities is a key factor affecting the performance of human resources in labor-intensive construction operations, in turn impacting work behavior. While most accidents in construction are caused by unsafe behavior, modeling behavior in construction projects remains challenging and relatively unexplored. Here, human cognition is incorporated into the design of construction operations to analyze the mental task demands associated with various designs. A framework that integrates cognitive modeling with a simulation-based decision-support system capable of analyzing existing and non-existing operations in a simple and automated manner is proposed. The superiority of the proposed framework is that it eliminates the need for prior knowledge of the underlying cognitive theories. Functionality of the developed framework was evaluated following its application to a case study of welding operations, where the proposed method was shown to successfully evaluate the trade-off between mental workload and productivity for different operation scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation (MAS 2021)
EditorsAgostino G. Bruzzone, Fabio De Felice, Marina Massei, Adriano Solis
Place of PublicationRende, Italy
PublisherCAL-TEK
Pages38-47
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788885741614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2021
EventMAS 2021: International Conference On Modeling and Applied Simulation - Virtual
Duration: 15 Sep 202117 Sep 2021
http://www.msc-les.org/mas2021/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation
PublisherCAL-TEK
ISSN (Print)2724-0037

Conference

ConferenceMAS 2021
Period15/09/2117/09/21
Internet address

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A simulation-based decision-support system for integration of human cognition into construction operation planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this