Optimizing construction planning and scheduling through combined virtual prototyping technology and building information models

Neo Chan, Heng Li

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Abstract

As the design of building has become more complex nowadays, it is very difficult for project managers to compute the time of construction planning and scheduling accurately. There is a pressing need of high level computer-assisted technologies to develop a comprehensive construction planning and schedule before a project is actually built. Currently, these computer-assisted technologies are often limited to the function for the examination of constructability or so. This paper introduces the use of combined virtual prototyping (VP) technology with Building Information Models (BIMs) to optimize the construction planning and scheduling. A real-life case study is adopted in the paper to show how the VP technology and the BIMs are used to conduct construction planning and scheduling, particularly focusing on arranging tower cranes to achieve the construction floor cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTT Symposium (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus)
Pages320-332
Number of pages13
Edition259
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2009
Event1st International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, CIB IDS 2009 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, CIB IDS 2009
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period10/06/0912/06/09

Keywords

  • Building information models
  • Construction planning and schedule
  • Virtual prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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