CYCLONE — Method for Modeling Job Site Processes

by Daniel W. Halpin, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; School of Civ. Engrg., Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, Ga.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 3, Pg. 489-499

Document Type: Journal Paper


A dynamic method for modeling construction processes is presented and illustrated in the context of the construction of the Peachtree Center Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. The method develops the concept of flow units which pass through network representations of the system being modeled. The networks consist of elements corresponding to activities or functions inherent in the concrete forming and placement process. These network models provide a medium for documenting and communicating information regarding construction processes. A computer simulation solution of the network using discrete simulation techniques is also presented.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Computer models | Dynamic models | Flow simulation | Shopping centers | Commercial buildings | Concrete | Construction management | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

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