Simulation applications in construction site layout planning

S. Razavialavi*, S. AbouRizk

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In the planning phase of every construction project, layout of temporary facilities is a crucial task; site layout can affect safety, travel cost and time, construction productivity, and space utilization. However, site layout planning can be a complicated problem, due to the interdependency of influencing factors. Although interaction among activities is one of the major drivers of site layout planning, it has not been properly addressed in past research. In this study, simulation is presented as a promising tool to address this gap. The capability of simulation technology to model complex processes in construction projects makes use of simulation tools in site layout optimization problems effective, while existing methods are unable to perfectly model these problems, in some cases. Additionally, the advantages and challenges of implementing simulation are assessed and a generic framework for simulation application in site layout planning is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages275-284
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period11/08/1315/08/13

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