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A dynamic automated system for site layout planning in Egypt

Elgendi, EMO, Ahmed, V, Aziz, ZUH and Shawki, K 2014, A dynamic automated system for site layout planning in Egypt , in: 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 16th-18th November, 2014, Sharjah, UAE.

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Abstract

Allocating an optimal space for resources and facilities in the construction site before the project starts is a problem known as site layout planning, solving this problem is a challenging task. A construction site with a well-planned layout could lead to minimizing the transportation time and cost for labour and materials, increasing in the productivity as well as work quality, improvement in the safety, reducing the harmful effects on the surrounding environmental. Construction sites in Egypt often neglect or overlook the site layout planning task and do not consider it as a basic task that must be performed which lead to inefficient layouts. Although a lot of automated site layout systems had been developed, these systems even have some shortcomings, limits or hard to apply in real construction sites in Egypt. The aim of this paper is to introduce the components for a dynamic automated system which is capable to perform the task of site layout based on Genetic Algorithms (GAs) as optimization engine and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) for graphical representation to overcome the limitations of other developed automated systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Publisher: University of Sharjah
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: ZUH Aziz
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 11:33
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:36
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36979

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