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An Integrated Simulation-based Planning Approach for Construction Projects

  • Author / Creator
    Hong, Jangmi
  • Cost and schedule integration can improve efficiencies in construction planning and control since they are key constraints in project delivery and closely related. This research provides a framework for cost and schedule integration, and transforms the model to simulation-based planning in which the uncertainties of project cost and schedule are evaluated through computer simulation. This has been achieved through explicitly incorporating risk, resource, and detailed operation into a work-packaging model. The developed framework has been implemented in the Simphony.Net modeling environment as a special purpose simulation tool called ISP (integrated simulation-based planning). The ISP’s main framework is a simulation-based network analysis based on a precedence diagram method. The ISP tool application has been demonstrated with a hypothetical road construction project. The approach is useful for considering risks in the early stages of project planning for investigating a range of possible project completion times and cost estimates in multiple scenarios.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R37K7J
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Marquez, Horacio J. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Lu, Ming (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)