BIM-based framework for temporary facility layout planning in construction site: A hybrid approach

Phuoc Luong Le (Department of Systems Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada)
Thien-My Dao (Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada)
Amin Chaabane (Department of Systems Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada)

Construction Innovation

ISSN: 1471-4175

Publication date: 7 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to propose an innovative building information modelling (BIM)-based framework for multi-objective and dynamic temporary construction site layout design (SLD), which uses a hybrid approach of systematic layout planning (SLP) and mathematical modelling.

Design/methodology/approach

The hybrid approach, which follows a step-by-step process for site layout planning, is designed to facilitate both qualitative and quantitative data collection and processing. BIM platform is usedto facilitate the determination of the required quantitative data, while the qualitative data are generated through knowledge-based rules.

Findings

The multi-objective layout model represents two important aspects: layout cost and adjacency score. The result shows that the model meets construction managers’ requirements in not only saving cost but also assuring the preferences of temporary facility relationships. This implies that the integration of SLP and mathematical layout modelling is an appropriate approach to deliver practical multi-objective SLD solutions.

Research limitations/implications

The proposed framework is expected to serve as a solution, for practical application, which takes the advantage of technologies in data collection and processing. Besides, this paper demonstrates, by using numerical experimentation and applying Microsoft Excel Solver for site layout optimisation, how to reduce the complexity in mathematical programming for construction managers.

Originality/value

The original contribution of this paper is the attempt of developing a framework in which all data used for the site layout modelling are collected and processed using a systematic approach, instead of being predetermined, as in many previous studies.

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Citation

Le, P.L., Dao, T.-M. and Chaabane, A. (2019), "BIM-based framework for temporary facility layout planning in construction site: A hybrid approach", Construction Innovation, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 424-464. https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-06-2018-0052

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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