Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources

Mehrdad Arashpour, Ron Wakefield, Nick Blismas

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Abstract

The idleness of equipment-oriented and labor-intensive resources causes productivity losses in construction systems. The aim of this paper is to use discret-event simulation to determine the system sensitivity to resource level variations. The wall cladding process of ASEMAN Hotel was analyzed to investigate the interaction of three hoists and eight cladding installation teams. A MicroCYCLONE model was developed based on the work task durations observed in the field. Sensitivity analysis of the system revealed the productivity level and idle time of resources over two runs of simulation. The results indicate that different types of resources can be balanced during the preplanning phase of the project by means of construction operation simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction
EditorsVanissorn Vimonsatit, Amarjit Singh, Siamak Yazdani
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9810736789
ISBN (Print)9789810736781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasia and South East Asia Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction 2012: Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 20122 Dec 2012
Conference number: 1st
https://www.isec-society.org/ASEA_SEC_01/index.htm

Conference

ConferenceAustralasia and South East Asia Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction 2012
Abbreviated titleASEA-SEC-1
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period28/11/122/12/12
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Arashpour, M., Wakefield, R., & Blismas, N. (2013). Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources. In V. Vimonsatit, A. Singh, & S. Yazdani (Eds.), Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction Singapore: Research Publishing Services. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_RADM-4-0194
Arashpour, Mehrdad ; Wakefield, Ron ; Blismas, Nick. / Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources. Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction . editor / Vanissorn Vimonsatit ; Amarjit Singh ; Siamak Yazdani. Singapore : Research Publishing Services, 2013.
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Arashpour, M, Wakefield, R & Blismas, N 2013, Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources. in V Vimonsatit, A Singh & S Yazdani (eds), Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction . Research Publishing Services, Singapore, Australasia and South East Asia Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction 2012, Perth, Australia, 28/11/12. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_RADM-4-0194

Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources. / Arashpour, Mehrdad; Wakefield, Ron; Blismas, Nick.

Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction . ed. / Vanissorn Vimonsatit; Amarjit Singh; Siamak Yazdani. Singapore : Research Publishing Services, 2013.

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Arashpour M, Wakefield R, Blismas N. Role of simulation in construction processes - Harmony in capturing resources. In Vimonsatit V, Singh A, Yazdani S, editors, Research, Development and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction . Singapore: Research Publishing Services. 2013 https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_RADM-4-0194