Construction workspace management: the development and application of a novel nD planning approach and tool

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/247112
Title:
Construction workspace management: the development and application of a novel nD planning approach and tool
Authors:
Chavada, R. (Rajiv); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Kassem, M. (Mohamad)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Chavada, R., Dawood, N. N. and Kassem, M. (2012) 'Construction workspace management: the development and application of a novel nD planning approach and tool', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 17, pp.213-236
Publisher:
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Journal:
Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/247112
Additional Links:
http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?2012_13
Abstract:
Activity Execution Workspace (AEW) is one of the main constraints and resources on construction sites. The proactive management of AEWs is a very challenging task due to the dynamic nature of construction sites, where the availability of AEW is continuously evolving and changing over time. Project managers are looking for proactive approaches and innovative IT tools to accurately manage workspaces on construction sites as this affects not only costs and duration of projects, but also the safety of construction sites. The review of current state-of-the-art shows that limited research has been devoted to this area and that significant methodological and practical limitations exist. This research paper presents a novel approach for the management of AEWs. The objective of this approach is to enable the management of AEWs by integrating the traditional planning process (CPM – Critical Path Method) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) data in a 4D/5D environment and providing real-time management and rehearsal of AEWs. The approach, prototype and pilot case study presented in this paper have proven that it is feasible and effective to proactively manage AEWs within a 4D/5D environment. This is in line with the principles of nD project management, where the ultimate aim is to give project planners the capability of rehearsing different construction options, before the construction starts, in order to improve the efficiency and productivity of construction processes.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
construction workspace; Building Information Modeling; BIM; 4D/5D planning
ISSN:
1403-6835
Rights:
ITcon is an open access journal and its articles can freely and with no charge be read by anybody who has an Internet connection. The copyright of the articles remains with the authors, from the start of 2009 using the Creative Commons standard licence. For full details see http://www.itcon.org/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 05/10/2012]

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dc.contributor.authorChavada, R. (Rajiv)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKassem, M. (Mohamad)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T08:26:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T08:26:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Information Technology in Construction; 17: 213-236en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1403-6835-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/247112-
dc.description.abstractActivity Execution Workspace (AEW) is one of the main constraints and resources on construction sites. The proactive management of AEWs is a very challenging task due to the dynamic nature of construction sites, where the availability of AEW is continuously evolving and changing over time. Project managers are looking for proactive approaches and innovative IT tools to accurately manage workspaces on construction sites as this affects not only costs and duration of projects, but also the safety of construction sites. The review of current state-of-the-art shows that limited research has been devoted to this area and that significant methodological and practical limitations exist. This research paper presents a novel approach for the management of AEWs. The objective of this approach is to enable the management of AEWs by integrating the traditional planning process (CPM – Critical Path Method) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) data in a 4D/5D environment and providing real-time management and rehearsal of AEWs. The approach, prototype and pilot case study presented in this paper have proven that it is feasible and effective to proactively manage AEWs within a 4D/5D environment. This is in line with the principles of nD project management, where the ultimate aim is to give project planners the capability of rehearsing different construction options, before the construction starts, in order to improve the efficiency and productivity of construction processes.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Constructionen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?2012_13en_GB
dc.rightsITcon is an open access journal and its articles can freely and with no charge be read by anybody who has an Internet connection. The copyright of the articles remains with the authors, from the start of 2009 using the Creative Commons standard licence. For full details see http://www.itcon.org/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]en_GB
dc.subjectconstruction workspaceen_GB
dc.subjectBuilding Information Modelingen_GB
dc.subjectBIMen_GB
dc.subject4D/5D planningen_GB
dc.titleConstruction workspace management: the development and application of a novel nD planning approach and toolen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Technology in Constructionen_GB
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 05/10/2012]en_GB
or.citation.harvardChavada, R., Dawood, N. N. and Kassem, M. (2012) 'Construction workspace management: the development and application of a novel nD planning approach and tool', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 17, pp.213-236en_GB
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