BIM-based resource tradeoff in project scheduling using Fire Hawk Optimizer (FHO)

Milad Baghalzadeh Shishehgarkhaneh, Mahdi Azizi, Mahla Basiri, Robert C. Moehler

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Project managers should balance a variety of resource elements in building projects while taking into account many major concerns, including time, cost, quality, risk, and the environment. This study presents a framework for resource trade-offs in project scheduling based on the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology and metaheuristic algorithms. First, a new metaheuristic algorithm called Fire Hawk Optimizer (FHO) is used. Using project management software and the BIM process, a 3D model of the construction is created. In order to maximize quality while minimizing time, cost, risk, and CO2 in the project under consideration, an optimization problem is created, and the FHO’s capability for solving it is assessed. The results show that the FHO algorithm is capable of producing competitive and exceptional outcomes when it comes to the trade-off of various resource options in projects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1472
Number of pages20
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2022


  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • fire hawk optimizer
  • metaheuristic algorithms
  • optimization
  • project resource management
  • resource management

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