An evolutionary algorithm for solving the geometrically constrained site layout problem

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dc.contributor.author Zouein, P.
dc.contributor.author Harmanani, H.
dc.contributor.author Hajar, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-10T08:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-10T08:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5630
dc.description.abstract Construction site layout has been recognized as an important activity in construction site planning by field practitioners and researchers alike. This problem involves coordinating the use of limited space to accommodate temporary facilities (such as fabrication shops, trailers, materials or equipment) so that transportation costs of resources are minimized. The layout problem considered in this paper is a static layout problem characterized by affinity weights used to model transportation costs between facilities and by geometric constraints between relative positions of facilities on site. This paper presents an investigation of applying an evolutionary approach to optimally solve the aforementioned layout problem. The proposed algorithm is two-phases: an initialization phase that generates an initial population of layouts through a sequence of mutation operations, and a reproduction phase that evolve the layouts generated in phase one through a sequence of genetic operations aiming at finding an optimal layout. The paper concludes with a number of examples illustrating the strength and limitations of the proposed approach en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ASCE en_US
dc.title An evolutionary algorithm for solving the geometrically constrained site layout problem en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199690230 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490170
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40513(279)188 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Harmanani, H., Zouein, P., & Hajar, A. (2000). An evolutionary algorithm for solving the geometrically constrained site layout problem. In Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (2000) (pp. 1442-1449). en_US
dc.author.email pzouein@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email haidar.harmanani@lau.edu.lb
dc.conference.date August 14-16, 2000 en_US
dc.conference.pages 1442-1449
dc.conference.place Stanford, California, United States en_US
dc.conference.title Eighth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/40513%28279%29188 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1802-0459 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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