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Offsite construction projects
mutli-objective optimization
Energy simulation
Cost analysis
Energy analysis
Target costing
Rule based analysis
Building information modelling
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Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Alwisy, Aladdin
Supervisor and department
Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Construction Engineering and Management)
Bouferguene, Ahmed (Faculty St. Jean)
Examining committee member and department
Elezzabi, Abdulhakem (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Construction Engineering and Management)
Lu, Ming (Construction Engineering and Management)
Bouferguene, Ahmed (Faculty St. Jean)
Hairstans, Robert (Edinburgh Napier University)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Date accepted
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
The fast-paced progress associated with offsite construction projects necessitates special attention toward project design, estimation, and planning. Traditionally, the relationship between project design and cost lacks clarity during the early design stages of a project. While design efforts aim to improve the project performance, compromises are made in order to meet a desired targeted cost. Target cost modelling (TCMd) provides an ideal environment to explore the available alternatives and reveal the associated financial and environmental impact on the project. Structural design, building envelope, heating and cooling systems, delivery of modular units, and onsite assembly are analyzed and standardized through a set of construction, costing, and energy factors in order to illustrate their indirect/direct effect on the project design, cost, and energy efficiency. This research presents a novel solution for standardization of best practices for offsite construction projects, where a target cost model of the project is developed dynamically and interactively as the design/planning matures. Such advances for offsite construction as improved project performance, reduced energy consumption, and enhanced design and estimating processes are expected. Data is collected from 25 projects constructed between 2010 and 2015, located in 12 cities spanning four Canadian provinces—Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario, including eight offsite manufacturing facilities and three on-site assembly management branches. The diversity of the collected data provides a good sample representation of offsite construction projects.
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