Material and facility layout planning in construction projects using simulation

Alanjari, Pejman, RazaviAlavi, SeyedReza and AbouRizk, Simaan (2014) Material and facility layout planning in construction projects using simulation. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014: December 7-10, 2014, Savannah, Georgia, USA. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3388-3398. ISBN 9781479974863, 9781479974849

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Abstract

Layout planning for construction projects comprises two tasks: facility layout planning (FLP) and material layout planning (MLP), which has significant impacts on project cost and time. FLP specifies where to position temporary facilities on the site, and MLP determines the position of the material in the storage yard. This study focuses on MLP and describes a simulation-based method to improve material yard layout. In this method, simulation is employed for modeling the material handling process to evaluate material handling time. Due to the broad domain of possible solutions, simulation is integrated with genetic algorithm to heuristically search for a near optimum material layout with the least haulage time. The implementation of the proposed method is demonstrated in a case study which shows the superiority of the developed method over conventional methods. This paper also discusses how the results of this research can contribute to FLP.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 13:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43795

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