An integrated process-based simulation platform for construction project planning Ismail, Ali; Scherer, Raimar
The application of simulation technique for construction project planning is a very promising but also a challenging field of research. Creating reliable and reusable simulation models is very complex, combined with high costs. This paper presents the development of Construction Simulation Toolkit “CST” and a collaborative simulation portal “ProSIM”, which supports the planning of construction project using discrete-event simulation method. The objective of this research is promoting a wider adoption of simulation in construction industry and support planning of real project using simulation technique through providing a construction-specific simulation toolkit allowing the rapid development of simulation models and an online collaborative platform in order to facilitate the integration of complex construction projects data. CST aims to support planning of production and logistic operations of construction projects in one unified simulation models and running “what if” scenarios in order to support decision making and improve planning quality, while ProSIM aims at enabling the collaboration among the simulation experts and other project design and planning teams.The paper presents the latest research work and the prototype implementation through study cases.
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