The development of the virtual construction simulator 3: An interactive simulation environment for construction management education

Sanghoon Lee, Dragana Nikolic, John I. Messner, Chimay J. Anumba

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of the Virtual Construction Simulator (VCS) 3 - a simulation game-based educational tool for teaching construction schedule planning and management. The VCS3 simulation game engages students in learning the concepts of planning and managing construction schedules through goal driven exploration, employed strategies, and immediate feedback. Through the planning and simulation mode, students learn the difference between the as-planned and as-built schedules resulting from varying factors such as resource availability, weather and labor productivity. This paper focuses on the development of the VCS3 and its construction physics model. Challenges inherent in the process of identifying variables and their relationships to reliably represent and simulate the dynamic nature of planning and managing of construction projects are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages454-461
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2011
Event2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 22 2011

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Other2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period6/19/116/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Lee, S., Nikolic, D., Messner, J. I., & Anumba, C. J. (2011). The development of the virtual construction simulator 3: An interactive simulation environment for construction management education. 454-461. Paper presented at 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/41182(416)56