Planning and Analysis of Construction Operations
Focuses on the use of simulation techniques to model and evaluate repetitive construction operations. Based on the CYCLONE and MICROCYCLONE software developed by the authors and used at 38 universities nationwide, it uses a variety of examples from all areas of construction to demonstrate the application of simulation to analyze construction operations.
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Method Productivity Delay Method
Process Modeling Concepts
Building Process Models
Extended Modeling Concepts
Building Construction Models
Heavy Construction Models
Appendix A Exponential Assumptions and Infinite Queues
MicroCYCLONE Simulation System
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activity arrival assumed batch brick bucket calculated chart CHRONOLOGIC list column COMBI completed concrete construction operation construction processes crane curing cycle variability CYCLONE model CYCLONE network decision tree defined deterministic developed distribution dump earthmoving equations EVENT list example expected monetary value exponentially distributed floor flow units formwork front-end loader FUNCTION node haul hoist hopper idle indicates ingredience initial input jacking laborer line of balance Load Truck loader masons method productivity MicroCYCLONE modeling element MPDM nomograph nondelay cycle NORMAL work task number of crews number of forms number of units overall cycle overall productivity parameters pipe sections placement precast probability probability distribution production curve production cycle Production forecast production unit QUEUE node queueing theory random number repetitive resource entity scaffold schedule scraper segment sequence Shear Wall Forms shown in Figure simulation slab STAT clock steel Table task durations task modeling TNOW transit tunnel units/hr
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