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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25832
  • An Integrated Simulation-based Planning Approach for Construction Projects
  • Hong, Jangmi
  • English
  • Construcion management
    Simulation-based planning
    Cost and schedule integration
    Work-packaging model
    Work breakdown structure
    Risk analysis
    Risk breakdown structure
  • Mar 20, 2012 11:21 AM
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  • 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.
  • Hong, J., and AbouRizk, S. M. (2011). “A special purpose simulation tool for stochastic precedence network scheduling.” Proceedings – CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, CN-112-1-8.
  • Master's
  • Master of Science
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Spring 2012
  • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Lu, Ming (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Marquez, Horacio J. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)