Construction site layout for minimization of transportation cost: Step-by-step teaching approach

Wen Yi, Shuaian Wang, Maria Attard

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Abstract

Construction site layout concerns the choice of locations for temporary facilities (e.g., fabrication shops, staging areas, tower cranes) and construction waste. Construction site layout affects the transportation cost of materials and wastes in the site and hence is a key factor in construction management. Construction site layout involves complex decision processes that are usually formulated as optimization models. We propose a step-by-step teaching approach to facilitate students’ learning. In the approach, students first learn static site layout with only temporary facilities. Next, we teach dynamic site layout with only temporary facilities. Finally, dynamic site layout with both temporary facilities and waste is delivered. This step-by-step teaching approach alleviates the learning burden for students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019
Subtitle of host publicationTransport and Smart Cities
EditorsAndy H.F. Chow, S.M. Lo, Lishuai Li
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages333-337
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581488
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 201916 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019: Transport and Smart Cities

Conference

Conference24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/1916/12/19

Keywords

  • Construction management
  • Construction site layout
  • Transportation cost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Information Systems
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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