Digitalization-based process improvement and decision-making in offsite construction

Beda Barkokebas, Pablo Martinez Rodriguez, Ahmed Bouferguene, Farook Hamzeh*, Mohamed Al-Hussein

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The evaluation of process improvements measures in offsite construction shop floors often relies on experts' opinion, with limited use of empirical data gathered by sensors in real-time. To address this issue, there is a need for methods that integrate expert's tacit knowledge with robust data analysis techniques. This paper describes the application of exploratory data analysis techniques to evaluate improvement suggestions proposed by expert's, supported by data collected by sensors on the shop floor and building information models. The presented method involves a quantitative and qualitative digitalization-based approach where improvement suggestions are modelled and validated though machine learning algorithms and hypothesis testing. The contribution of this study is a method that combines real-time data, building information models, and knowledge modeling from experts to evaluate process improvement on offsite construction shop floors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105052
Number of pages16
JournalAutomation in Construction
Early online date11 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023

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