Simulation as a tool for pile Productivity assessment

Tarek Zayed, Daniel W. Halpin

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Subsurface obstacles, lack of contractor experience, site planning in addition to other factors complicated the installation process of pile foundation. Productivity and cost estimates for such a process are affected by these difficulties. Therefore this study focuses on the piling process productivity and cost assessment using simulation. Data were collected for this study through designated questionnaires, site interviews, and telephone calls to experts in different construction companies. Many variables have been considered in the piling construction process. Two simulation models have been designed and validated to assess piling process productivity and cost. Consequently, two sets of charts have been developed based upon the validated models to provide the decision-maker with a solid planning, scheduling, and control tool for piling process projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-404
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Construction
  • Costs
  • Decision making
  • Models
  • Piles
  • Productivity
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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