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Evaluation of agent-based and discrete-event simulation for modeling construction earthmoving operations

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, R.
dc.contributor.author Khoury, H.
dc.contributor.author Zankoul, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-09T10:47:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-09T10:47:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5625
dc.description.abstract One of the most common operations to any construction project is earthwork. In fact, most, if not all, construction projects begin with earthwork activities. These activities require heavy equipment, are generally quite costly and consume a considerable amount of time. On another hand, the construction industry is becoming increasingly competitive over the years, whereby the need to continuously find ways to improve construction performance. In order to address the aforementioned adversities, this paper takes the initial steps and presents work targeted at efficiently managing logistics of earthwork operations in the construction field, namely cut and fill processes, and hauling activities. This dynamic and complex problem, which entails a lot of parameters and variables, is addressed in detail through creating two simulation models, a Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) model and an Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) one, using the multi-method simulation software AnyLogic 7.1. The purpose behind this study is twofold: (1) capturing and visualizing the interaction among the different resources or entities in an earthmoving operation and defining the weak links in order to improve the efficiency of such activities onsite, and (2) comparing DES and ABS approaches and evaluating the advantages and drawbacks of each when modeling earthmoving operations. Results of both approaches are presented and analyzed with regard to improving performance of earthmoving operations, followed by a discussion of the application and effectiveness of using each of the presented simulation approaches in modeling construction activities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Proquest en_US
dc.title Evaluation of agent-based and discrete-event simulation for modeling construction earthmoving operations en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Construction Management en_US
dc.keywords Simulation Modeling en_US
dc.keywords Discrete-Event Simulation en_US
dc.keywords Agent-Based Modeling en_US
dc.keywords Earthwork en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zankoul, E., Khoury, H., & Awwad, R. (2015, January). Evaluation of agent-based and discrete-event simulation for modeling construction earthmoving operations. In ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (Vol. 32, p. 1). Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Construction Economics & Property. en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.pages 1-8 en_US
dc.conference.title ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/openview/793a722cac341923038e18ae1066fd1f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1646340 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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