Automatic generation of progress profiles for earthwork operations using 4D visualisation model

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93861
Title:
Automatic generation of progress profiles for earthwork operations using 4D visualisation model
Authors:
Shah, R. K. (Raj); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Castro, S. (Serafim)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology (SST). Centre for Construction Innovation Research (CCIR).
Citation:
Shah, R. J., Dawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2008) 'Automatic generation of progress profiles for earthwork operations using 4D visualisation model', International Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 13, pp.491-506.
Publisher:
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Journal:
International Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Issue Date:
Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93861
Additional Links:
http://www.itcon.org/2008/29
Abstract:
Despite of the advances in construction planning and scheduling software, construction managers and planners are still facing problems in achieving accurate planning, scheduling and costing due to the one-off nature of the construction projects and the inherently uncertain site conditions and soil characteristics. The aim of the research presented in this paper is to introduce a new methodology for integration of 'variable productivity' data with a visualisation model of earthwork operations. To achieve this aim, a number of objectives have been set: identification of current industrial practices and confirming the needs and aspirations of the industry, designing of a methodology and a model to integrated variable productivity with visualisation, and performing a case study to demonstrate and verify the model. The paper presents a prototype of a 4D visualisation model which is designed by integrating the road design data, quantities of cut and fill, productivity model, algorithms for modelling terrain surfaces and a progress profile visualiser. The model generates automatically terrain surfaces of progress profiles for earthwork operations and visualises progress profiles throughout the construction operations under different site and soil conditions. It is demonstrated with a real life case study in a road project. The paper concludes that the model should be able to assist in producing efficient construction scheduling and resource planning, thereby reducing production cost and improving on-site productivity.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
4D visualisation model; earthwork progress profiles; terrain surface generation; variable productivity
ISSN:
14036835
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 23/06/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorShah, R. K. (Raj)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorCastro, S. (Serafim)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T14:25:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T14:25:15Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Information Technology in Construction; 13: 491-506en
dc.identifier.issn14036835-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93861-
dc.description.abstractDespite of the advances in construction planning and scheduling software, construction managers and planners are still facing problems in achieving accurate planning, scheduling and costing due to the one-off nature of the construction projects and the inherently uncertain site conditions and soil characteristics. The aim of the research presented in this paper is to introduce a new methodology for integration of 'variable productivity' data with a visualisation model of earthwork operations. To achieve this aim, a number of objectives have been set: identification of current industrial practices and confirming the needs and aspirations of the industry, designing of a methodology and a model to integrated variable productivity with visualisation, and performing a case study to demonstrate and verify the model. The paper presents a prototype of a 4D visualisation model which is designed by integrating the road design data, quantities of cut and fill, productivity model, algorithms for modelling terrain surfaces and a progress profile visualiser. The model generates automatically terrain surfaces of progress profiles for earthwork operations and visualises progress profiles throughout the construction operations under different site and soil conditions. It is demonstrated with a real life case study in a road project. The paper concludes that the model should be able to assist in producing efficient construction scheduling and resource planning, thereby reducing production cost and improving on-site productivity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Constructionen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.itcon.org/2008/29en
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 23/06/2010]en
dc.subject4D visualisation modelen
dc.subjectearthwork progress profilesen
dc.subjectterrain surface generationen
dc.subjectvariable productivityen
dc.titleAutomatic generation of progress profiles for earthwork operations using 4D visualisation modelen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology (SST). Centre for Construction Innovation Research (CCIR).en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Information Technology in Constructionen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardShah, R. J., Dawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2008) 'Automatic generation of progress profiles for earthwork operations using 4D visualisation model', International Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 13, pp.491-506.-
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