Simulation support in construction uncertainty management: A production modelling approach

András Pfeiffer, B. Kádár, Gábor Bohács, Dániel Gáspár

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Abstract

The execution of construction projects such as a highway construction or the elevation of a new bridge is a complex, highly equipment-intensive process and are subject to many different uncertainties. This is very similar to the manufacturing execution level in production systems where predefined productions plans and schedules cannot be completely implemented due to unexpected internal and external changes and disturbances. Following this analogy, the paper proposes the application of a discrete-event simulation based method which was already applied in the decision-support for manufacturing control to develop the decision-support in the execution of a construction project where the effects of the deviation from the short-term schedule can be easily and quickly analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Uncertainty Management
Decision Support
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Manufacturing
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Simulation
Discrete event simulation
Production Systems
Discrete Event Simulation
Analogy
Deviation
Disturbance
Internal
Uncertainty

Keywords

  • Construction project
  • Disturbance handling
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Simulation
  • Uncertainty management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Simulation support in construction uncertainty management : A production modelling approach. / Pfeiffer, András; Kádár, B.; Bohács, Gábor; Gáspár, Dániel.

In: Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2016, p. 115-122.

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