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Quantitative space requirement analysis for construction logistics planning

Lodewijks, J.M.A. (2011) Quantitative space requirement analysis for construction logistics planning.

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Abstract:The introduction of 4D-CAD models in the construction industry has enabled planners to conduct a variety of optimisation processes prior to construction. One of those optimisation processes that can decrease project cost and duration is the planning of onsite construction logistics of materials. The need for visualising and planning construction logistics stems from the increasing demand to construct faster and cheaper. This thesis presents a method for quantifying the space requirements of materials needed in construction logistics planning. The proposed Quantitative Space Requirement Analysis Method, in short QSRA-Method, was developed based on existing literature and tested on two illustrative example projects, a high-rise building and an airport terminal. To validate the QSRA-Method, the method and in particular the output was discussed with a select group of construction planners and construction IT specialists. The output of the method was appraised as useful for supporting material procurement and storage decisions and capable of providing more information than existing methods.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Ed. Zublin AG
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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