Modeling Construction Operations in the Classroom

by Daniel W. Halpin, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA,
Dennis F. McCahill, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Students in construction management need to be exposed to the dynamics of the construction site and become familiar with the interaction of resources. In addition, the student needs to be able to model and analyze the operations he encounters in the field. This paper describes a course project using the MicroCYCLONE system which introduces the student to one method of analyzing construction operations. The project requires the student to select a construction project and process, analyze and simulate the process, and then make both an oral and written presentation.

Subject Headings: Students | Construction management | Construction methods | Computer models | Engineering education | Systems engineering | Construction sites | Resource management

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