Using MD CAD objects to automatically generate a contract-driven schedule

Chung-Wei Feng, Yi Jao Chen

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Abstract

To efficiently and effectively manage projects in the construction phase, project managers have to transfer information within the drawings to obtain a project schedule. However, practically, the result is usually arbitrary depending on the project scheduler's experiences. This research employs MD CAD objects as basic scheduling components to develop a model that can effectively generate a contract-driven schedule. Several principles are developed to obtain Object Relationship Matrix (ORM) and Object Similarity Matrix (OSM). Genetic algorithms are then used with ORM and OSM to generate the optimal sequence of constructing building components. Several constructive constraints, such as the resource limitation and the continuity of workflow, are also taken into consideration within the model development. And the Project Planning and Scheduling System (PPSS) is developed to enhance the practice of the proposed model. In addition, a case study is presented to examine the efficiency of PPSS. It is proved that the automated scheduling model is capable to generate an optimal contract-driven schedule, and provides multi-dimensional information for management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
Pages740-745
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2006 Oct 32006 Oct 5

Publication series

Name2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006

Other

Other23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period06-10-0306-10-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Building and Construction

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    Feng, C-W., & Chen, Y. J. (2006). Using MD CAD objects to automatically generate a contract-driven schedule. In 2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 (pp. 740-745). (2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006).