Automating road construction planning with a specific-domain simulation system

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92406
Title:
Automating road construction planning with a specific-domain simulation system
Authors:
Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Castro, S. (Serafim)
Editors:
Amor, R. (Robert)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science & Technology. Centre for Construction Innovation and Research.
Citation:
Dawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2009) 'Automating road construction planning with a specific-domain simulation system', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14, pp.556-573.
Publisher:
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Journal:
Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Issue Date:
Aug-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92406
Additional Links:
http://www.itcon.org/2009/36
Abstract:
Road construction projects are very expensive, unpredictable and highly influenced by unpredictable factors, like weather, type of soil, environmental issues, and other factors. This has led to difficulties in developing accurate construction plans and modelling the construction operation using a traditional simulation system. In this context, the aim of this research is to create a knowledge driven road construction simulation system to assist project managers in generating accurate and reliable road construction plans. Road construction operations and rules governing the actions and interactions of the resources have been identified, developed, classified and modelled through a comprehensive analysis of 145 road construction projects. For every road construction operation (activity) a computer-based template for atomic models was defined and developed. The models encapsulate productivity equations and factors influencing the productivity of resources and automating the scheduling of works. Also, the models provide a means for evaluating several resource allocation alternatives under a wide range of scenarios. A real life case study was modelled to identify applicability, accuracy and usefulness of the developed simulation system and results are presented in this paper. The study concluded that the system generated fast and accurate productivity and unit cost of road activities to develop a construction schedule of the road construction project.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
road construction; simulation; case study; knowledge base; automating
ISSN:
1874-4753
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, 17/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorCastro, S. (Serafim)en
dc.contributor.editorAmor, R. (Robert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17T16:03:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-17T16:03:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009-08-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Information Technology in Construction; 14: 556-573en
dc.identifier.issn1874-4753-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92406-
dc.description.abstractRoad construction projects are very expensive, unpredictable and highly influenced by unpredictable factors, like weather, type of soil, environmental issues, and other factors. This has led to difficulties in developing accurate construction plans and modelling the construction operation using a traditional simulation system. In this context, the aim of this research is to create a knowledge driven road construction simulation system to assist project managers in generating accurate and reliable road construction plans. Road construction operations and rules governing the actions and interactions of the resources have been identified, developed, classified and modelled through a comprehensive analysis of 145 road construction projects. For every road construction operation (activity) a computer-based template for atomic models was defined and developed. The models encapsulate productivity equations and factors influencing the productivity of resources and automating the scheduling of works. Also, the models provide a means for evaluating several resource allocation alternatives under a wide range of scenarios. A real life case study was modelled to identify applicability, accuracy and usefulness of the developed simulation system and results are presented in this paper. The study concluded that the system generated fast and accurate productivity and unit cost of road activities to develop a construction schedule of the road construction project.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Constructionen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.itcon.org/2009/36-
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
dc.subjectroad constructionen
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjectcase studyen
dc.subjectknowledge baseen
dc.subjectautomatingen
dc.titleAutomating road construction planning with a specific-domain simulation systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science & Technology. Centre for Construction Innovation and Research.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Technology in Constructionen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 17/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardDawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2009) 'Automating road construction planning with a specific-domain simulation system', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14, pp.556-573.-
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