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Subject/Keyword
Tunneling
Drainage Tunnel Construction
Simulation
Front End Planning
Simphony
Drainage Tunnel
Construction
Tunneling Template
Special Purpose
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Newstead, Sean A
Supervisor and department
Dr. Simon Abou Rizk (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Ming Lu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Simon Abou Rizk (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Ming Lu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Yasser Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Walied Mouusa (Mechanical Engineering)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization
Construction Engineering and Managment
Date accepted
2015-01-26T11:46:53Z
Graduation date
2015-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The Construction Industry Institute (CII) has a best practice under the heading “Front End Planning” (1995) that is meant to ensure that projects are as complete, as optimized, and as certain as possible throughout the project life cycle. In order to demonstrate this, the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) was optimized to suit underground drainage tunnel construction. The rating index has been successfully used for 2 of 3 key area workshops to demonstrate the usefulness of this tool to both the case study and the construction industry. A special purpose simulation template was created for use in the simulation environment Simphony, specifically for underground drainage tunnel construction. This proved to be extremely helpful in the front end planning of the case construction project to confirm alternate construction alignments, construction methods, and what type of shifts and crews were necessary to meet a targeted construction budget and schedule deadline. The selected model was then updated throughout the construction phase of the project to confirm the necessary crews and schedule to complete the project within the deadline and budget.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R33J39855
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication
Newstead, S., Zou, J., and AbouRizk, S. (2015). “Examination of application of front end planning.” Proc., International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE (submitted).Newstead, S., AbouRizk, S., Hague, S., Mohamed, Y., and Zou, J. (2014). Simulation as a service in construction. Proc., European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, I3M, Rende, CS, Italy, 191-198.

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