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Andersen, M, Kleindienst, S, Yi, L, Lee, J, Bodart, M and Cutler, B (2008) An intuitive daylighting performance analysis and optimization approach. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 593–607.

Canter, D (2008) Do we need a metatheory of the built environment?. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 663–7.

Ho, D C W, Chau, K W and Yau, Y (2008) Evaluating unauthorized appendages in private apartment buildings. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 568–79.

Hu, D, Mohamed, Y, Taghaddos, H and Hermann, U ( (2018) A simulation-based method for effective workface planning of industrial construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 328–47.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Workface planning; schedule; site congestion; resource constraints; discrete event simulation;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2017.1390241
  • Abstract:
    The generation of well-defined and moderately sized field installation work packages for the construction workforce, referred to as workface planning, has been recently employed to plan large-scale industrial construction projects under tight schedules. However, traditional CPM-based scheduling of several thousand work packages (e.g. 5000 activities multiply by 10 work packages per activity on average) is a tedious, error prone process. Defining proper logics and controlling congestion among work packages crossing several work areas, and also effective resource allocation over time are other major challenges in workface planning. This paper presents a novel simulation-based framework to implement workface planning for large-scale industrial construction projects. This framework proposes a time-stepped discrete event simulation-based modelling for dynamic resource allocation based on congestion and other constraints on the job site. The proposed method is demonstrated and tested against traditional CPM-based solutions based on an actual case study.

Mahapatra, K and Gustavsson, L (2008) Multi-storey timber buildings: breaking industry path dependency. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 638–48.

Reymen, I M M J, Dewulf, G P M R and Blokpoel, S B (2008) Framework for managing uncertainty in property projects. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 580–92.

Ryu, S-R, Rhee, K-N, Yeo, M-S and Kim, K-W (2008) Strategies for flow rate balancing in radiant floor heating systems. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 625–37.

Sanchez, B and Haas, C (2018) Capital project planning for a circular economy. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 303–12.

Snyder, J R, Dilaver, O, Stephenson, L C, Mackie, J E and Smith, S D (2018) Agent-based modelling and construction – reconstructing antiquity’s largest infrastructure project. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 313–27.

Szalay, Z (2008) Modelling building stock geometry for energy, emission and mass calculations. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 557–67.

Ye, M, Lu, W, Flanagan, R and Ye, K (2018) Diversification in the international construction business. Construction Management and Economics, 36(06), 348–61.

Yun, G Y, Steemers, K and Baker, N (2008) Natural ventilation in practice: linking facade design, thermal performance, occupant perception and control. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 608–24.

Zemke, D M V and Pullman, M (2008) Assessing the value of good design in hotels. Building Research & Information, 36(06), 543–56.