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PROACTIVE LAYDOWN YARD MANAGEMENT USING GENETIC ALGORITHM FULLY-INTEGRATED WITH SIMULATION

  • Author / Creator
    Alanjari, Pejman
  • Laydown yard management is comprised of planning and controlling of all necessary efforts to ensure that the correct quantity of materials are available where and when they are needed on construction storage yards. Applying the right material management methodology in construction projects would result in real savings, improved labor productivity and reduced surplus. An integrated framework which performs dynamic layout optimization of materials arriving at construction yards is presented in this research. Process improvement in the field of material handling is achieved in this study by evaluating two policies in yard laydown management, namely, proactive and reactive material placement policies. Analytical optimization methods are implemented to compare and contrast such placement policies through case studies from the steel fabrication industry where tight consumption schedule, frequent change orders and revisions and late design drawings provide a sensitive environment in which an effective materials handling method could be of great significance.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R37M3C
  • 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 and Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • AbouRizk, Simaan (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Yaman Boluk (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Yasser Mohamed (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)