Integrating construction pollution control with construction schedule : an experimental approach

Z. Chen, Heng Li, C.T.C. Wong, P.E.D. Love

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic research


A quantitative approach for managing construction pollution control that is based on construction resource leveling is presented. The parameters of construction pollution index, hazard magnitude are treated as a pseudo resource and integrated with a project’s construction schedule. When the level of pollution for site operations exceeds the permissible limit identified by a regulatory body, a genetic algorithm (GA) enhanced leveling technique is used to re‐schedule project activities so that the level of pollution can be re‐distributed and thus reduced. The GA enhanced resource leveling technique is demonstrated using 20 on‐site construction activities in a project. Experimental results indicate that proposed GA enhanced resource leveling method performs better than the traditional resource leveling method used in MS Project
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-151
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental management and health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Pollution
  • Control


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