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Linear Scheduling: Special Purpose Simulation Template Developed for Simphony.Net

  • Author / Creator
    Haring, Veronica
  • The need for specialized software, particularly for repetitive construction is growing. Although simulation has been accepted in the research world, the industry has been slow to follow. The goal of this research is the development of a special purpose template for linear scheduling that is simple to use and requires little to know knowledge of simulation. In order to develop this template, a thorough review of the development of the linear scheduling method and existing linear scheduling software is conducted. The major disadvantage of almost all of the existing programs is their inability to incorporate uncertainty. The special purpose template developed not only incorporates uncertainty but also models time and space dependency, material deliveries, milestones, continuous and discrete activities and varying production rates. The template is verified using a fictional case study and the applications of the template are shown through both a fictional and real world case study.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3TQ5RN9D
  • 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
    • Mohamed, Yasser (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
    • El-Rich, Marwan (Civil & Environmental Engineering)