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Al-Sudairi, A A and Al-Motairi, M S (2010) Multi objective land use allocation model using priority-based goal programming technique. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 61.

Anagnostopoulos, K P and Koulinas, G K (2010) A simulated annealing hyperheuristic for construction resource levelling. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 75.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: hyperheuristic; metaheuristics; priorities; resource levelling; simulated annealing
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903369907
  • Abstract:
    Resource levelling techniques aim to minimize the fluctuation from one time period to another in resource usage. Except for small-sized problems, though, computational optimization procedures are inefficient when solving construction resource levelling problems. Consequently, heuristic and metaheuristic approaches are used to get an acceptable, but not necessarily optimal, solution. A simulated annealing hyperheuristic to generate better-levelled resource profiles is proposed. Unlike traditional heuristic algorithms, a hyperheuristic operates in the ‘low level’ heuristics domain rather than in the solutions domain. A low level heuristic, on the other hand, works in the current solution neighbourhood. The algorithm has been programmed within a commercial project management software system to improve its performance. The low level heuristics operate on the priority levels that the software uses for resource levelling. An illustrative example and the computational analysis demonstrate the potential of the procedure in solving complex scheduling problems.

Bologna, R and Nord, R D (2000) Effects of the law reforming public works contracts on the Italian building process. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 109–18.

Bremer, W and Kok, K (2000) The Dutch construction industry: a combination of competition and corporatism. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 98–108.

Campagnac, E (2000) The contracting system in the French construction industry: actors and institutions. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 131–40.

Loosemore, M, Phua, F, Dunn, K and Ozguc, U (2010) Operatives’ experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 88.

Lu, S-L and Sexton, M (2010) Career journeys and turning points of senior female managers in small construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 39.

McGuffin, A A and Obonyo, E (2010) Enhancing performance: a case study of the effects of employee coaching in construction practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 9.

Ökmen, Ö and Öztaş, A (2010) Construction cost analysis under uncertainty with correlated cost risk analysis model. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 12.

Syben, G (2000) Contractors take command: from a demand-based towards a producer oriented model in German construction. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 119–30.

Tuuli, M M, Rowlinson, S and Koh, T Y (2010) Dynamics of control in construction project teams. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 202.

Winch, G M (2000) Institutional reform in British construction: partnering and private finance. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 141–55.

Ye, K, Shen, L and Tan, Y (2010) Response strategies to the competition in the Chinese construction market. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 24.