This paper presents a new application of process simulation to construction activities to assess the operational and economic impacts of technological innovations.
The first construction model developed is structural steel erection, and this model is used to identify the potential benefits and costs of eight specific erection innovations, and any changes that may be required in material, equipment, or process to use them.
The model includes the process flow diagram of detailed tasks which is matched to specific design elements, production rates, operating conditions, and resources to calculate activity durations, taking into account the capacity of the resources, worker safety, structural stability, and other constraints.
The results from the simulation model incorporating the erection innovations indicates that structural steel erection could be significantly improved by the use of some technical innovations.
In addition, the use of simulation for the evaluation of construction methods offers great promise.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bibliographie, Modèle mathématique, Technologie, Prévention accident, Gestion projet, Coût efficacité, Construction acier, Gestion, Théorie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Technology assessment, Structural steel erection, Bibliographies, Mathematical models, Technology, Accident prevention, Project management, Cost effectiveness, Steel construction, Management, Theory
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0312017
Code Inist : 001D11A. Création : 12/09/1997.