Domain-specific risk assessment using integrated simulation: A case study of an onshore wind project

Emad Mohamed, Nima Gerami Seresht, Stephen Hague, Adam Chehouri, Simaan AbouRizk*

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Although many quantitative risk assessment models have been proposed in literature, their use in construction practice remain limited due to a lack of domain-specific models, tools, and application examples. This is especially true in wind farm construction, where the state-of-the-art integrated Monte Carlo simulation and critical path method (MCS-CPM) risk assessment approach has yet to be demonstrated. The present case study is the first reported application of the MCS-CPM method for risk assessment in wind farm construction and is the first case study to consider correlations between cost and schedule impacts of risk factors using copulas. MCS-CPM provided reasonable risk assessment results for a wind farm project, and its use in practice is recommended. Aimed at facilitating the practical application of quantitative risk assessment methods, this case study provides a much-needed analytical generalization of MCS-CPM, offering application examples, discussion of expected results, and recommendations to wind farm construction practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-782
Number of pages13
JournalCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number5
Early online date21 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


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