Representation and analysis of spatial resources in construction simulation

Cheng Zhang, Tarek Zayed, Amin Hammad, Gabriel Wainer

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Space is one of the resources that may cause crucial problems during construction. Discrete event simulation has been widely used in construction to allocate resources and improve productivity or mitigate conflicts. However, simulation research that provides an explicit method to investigate possible space conflicts is still limited. This paper suggests a cell-based method to represent space resources in construction simulation, which enables conflict analysis and visual display of the worksite and the occupation of spaces. Different simulation models are compared to identify their limitations in space representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 Winter Simulation Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20057 Dec 2005


Conference2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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