A construction simulation model for production planning at the Pentagon Renovation Project

John I. Messner, Theodore Lynch

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Abstract

The Pentagon Renovation Project - Wedge II to V is a highly repetitive project which provides many opportunities for cost and schedule savings through detailed construction planning. This paper presents a case study example where graphical construction simulation was used to analyze and communicate the flow of mechanical work on the renovation project to maximize production for repeatable work units. To date, most applications in graphical construction simulation or 4D CAD have focused on the development of a construction sequence for a large, complex structure. This case study provides an illustrative application of the use of graphical construction simulation for developing a detailed production plan for repeatable work sequences. The CAD simulation model shows the work flow, work space requirements, and material handling for one typical repeatable area. The model was presented to trade superintendents and foremen and valuable feedback was obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages145-153
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventProceedings of the International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering: Computing in Civil Engineering - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2002Nov 3 2002

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OtherProceedings of the International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering: Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/2/0211/3/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Messner, J. I., & Lynch, T. (2002). A construction simulation model for production planning at the Pentagon Renovation Project. 145-153. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Technology in Civil Engineering: Computing in Civil Engineering, Washington, DC, United States.