A 4D planning tool: Automatic generation of progress and cost profiles using variable productivity data in earthwork construction

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95374
Title:
A 4D planning tool: Automatic generation of progress and cost profiles using variable productivity data in earthwork construction
Book Title:
Proceedings, annual conference - Canadian society for civil engineering
Authors:
Shah, R. K. (Raj); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Castro, S. (Serafim)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology. Centre for Construction Innovation Research.
Citation:
Shah, R. K., Dawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2009) 'A 4D planning tool: Automatic generation of progress and cost profiles using variable productivity data in earthwork construction', Canadian society for civil engineering annual conference, 2009, St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 27 - 30, Proceedings, annual conference - Canadian society for civil engineering. Curran Associates, Inc. pp.1171-1180.
Publisher:
Curran Associates, Inc.
Conference:
Canadian society for civil engineering annual conference, 2009, St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 27 - 30, 2009
Issue Date:
Oct-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95374
Abstract:
Construction managers require innovative techniques to assist them in producing accurate planning tasks such as resource allocation and costing because of unique characteristics of the construction industry. Visualisation technologies have potential to improve communications and coordination amongst project stakeholders and assist to optimise onsite productivity and cost through visual simulation of construction process. This paper introduces a framework of a 4D planning tool for the generation of earthwork progress profiles and production cost profiles of a road section automatically. The tool assists in visualising the impact in progress profiles and production cost throughout construction process of earthwork operations. The framework is designed and developed by integrating road design data, quantities of cutting and filling sections, variable productivity data, algorithms for modelling terrain, and a road progress and cost profile visualiser. The paper details the tool that has been developed to recognise the framework outlined above. The model is validated with a real life case study in a road project and was found that the model to be beneficial in generating the terrain surfaces of progress profiles and cost profiles during construction operations under variable soil characteristics and analysing with variable productivity factors. The 4D planning tool will be an aid to support project planners and construction managers in producing efficient construction scheduling and resource planning.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
4D planning tool; earthwork construction; accurate planning; automatic generation; construction process; visual simulation
Series/Report no.:
Volume 3
ISBN:
9781615673766
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 31/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 31/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShah, R. K. (Raj)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorCastro, S. (Serafim)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-31T13:02:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-31T13:02:52Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-
dc.identifier.isbn9781615673766-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95374-
dc.description.abstractConstruction managers require innovative techniques to assist them in producing accurate planning tasks such as resource allocation and costing because of unique characteristics of the construction industry. Visualisation technologies have potential to improve communications and coordination amongst project stakeholders and assist to optimise onsite productivity and cost through visual simulation of construction process. This paper introduces a framework of a 4D planning tool for the generation of earthwork progress profiles and production cost profiles of a road section automatically. The tool assists in visualising the impact in progress profiles and production cost throughout construction process of earthwork operations. The framework is designed and developed by integrating road design data, quantities of cutting and filling sections, variable productivity data, algorithms for modelling terrain, and a road progress and cost profile visualiser. The paper details the tool that has been developed to recognise the framework outlined above. The model is validated with a real life case study in a road project and was found that the model to be beneficial in generating the terrain surfaces of progress profiles and cost profiles during construction operations under variable soil characteristics and analysing with variable productivity factors. The 4D planning tool will be an aid to support project planners and construction managers in producing efficient construction scheduling and resource planning.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCurran Associates, Inc.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3-
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 31/03/2010]en
dc.subject4D planning toolen
dc.subjectearthwork constructionen
dc.subjectaccurate planningen
dc.subjectautomatic generationen
dc.subjectconstruction processen
dc.subjectvisual simulationen
dc.titleA 4D planning tool: Automatic generation of progress and cost profiles using variable productivity data in earthwork constructionen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology. Centre for Construction Innovation Research.en
dc.title.bookProceedings, annual conference - Canadian society for civil engineeringen
dc.identifier.conferenceCanadian society for civil engineering annual conference, 2009, St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 27 - 30, 2009en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 31/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardShah, R. K., Dawood, N. N. and Castro, S. (2009) 'A 4D planning tool: Automatic generation of progress and cost profiles using variable productivity data in earthwork construction', Canadian society for civil engineering annual conference, 2009, St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 27 - 30, Proceedings, annual conference - Canadian society for civil engineering. Curran Associates, Inc. pp.1171-1180.-
prism.startingPage1171-
prism.endingPage1180-
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