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Campbell, K, Clegg, D R, Perera, T, Stephenson, P and Stevens, A (1997) Simulation in the construction industry: a case-study review. In: Stephenson, P (Ed.), Proceedings 13th Annual ARCOM Conference, 15-17 September 1997, Cambridge, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 408–17.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: construction planning; simulation
- ISBN/ISSN: 0 86 339 759 X
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1997-408-417_Campbell_et_al.pdf
Despite its similarities to manufacturing, construction has not embraced many best practices used in manufacturing. One such best practice, computer simulation has been used extensively in manufacturing to model many different types of process and scenario. Recognising the benefits of the transfer of manufacturing technologies to construction much research is being undertaken under the IMI initiative, Construction as a Manufacturing Process. This paper describes ongoing research funded by the IMI into the feasibility of using computer simulation to model construction processes.