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Title: Generic process mapping and simulation methodology for integrating site layout and operations planning in construction
Authors: Lu, M
Chan, WH
Zhang, JP
Cao, M
Keywords: Computer aided simulation
Simulation models
Computer models
Construction methods
Construction management
Integrated systems
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of computing in civil engineering, 2007, v. 21, no. 6, p. 453-462 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of computing in civil engineering 
Abstract: The present research is intended to address dynamic construction-process simulation methods, with a focus on how to effectively model resource transit among various activity locations in the site system. Following a review of basic simulation paradigms and recent research developments, we propose a new process mapping and simulation methodology for modeling construction operations. The simulation algorithm is presented and the process mapping procedure is illustrated step by step using an earth-moving example featuring technology and resource constraints. It is straightforward to convert the resultant process mapping model describing workflows and resource flows over site locations into a simulation model. A STROBOSCOPE model is formed for the same problem definition to contrast and cross-validate our methodology with the established activity cycle diagram-based modeling approach. One additional case of modeling the concreting site operations by the hoist and barrow method is also given to demonstrate the application of the proposed methodology in practical settings.
ISSN: 0887-3801
EISSN: 1943-5487
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2007)21:6(453)
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