American Society of Civil Engineers

A Management System for Cut and Fill Earthworks Based on 4D CAD and EVMS

by Nobuyoshi Yabuki, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido, 050-8585, Japan E-mail: and Tomoaki Shitani, (Doctoral student, Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, E-mail:
Section: Computer Aided Construction I, pp. 1-8, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering
Abstract: A cut and fill earthworks management system was developed based on 4D CAD and earned value method. The system is composed of a schedule management system, 4D CAD system, cost estimation system, and earned value management system (EVMS). LandXML was employed as the product model to represent terrain data, and IFC was used to represent the process model. We applied the system to a past actual earthworks project and demonstrated that it could facilitate enhancing the control and management of cost and schedule of construction works as well as incorporating the progress payment method effectively.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Computer aided drafting
Construction management