Construction Research Applied to Practice

by C. William Ibbs, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Univ. of Illinois, 2149 Civ. Engrg. Bldg., 208 North Romine St., Urbana, IL 61801,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-491-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-491-9 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 95

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Detroit, Michigan, United States | October 23, 1985

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The five papers compiled in these proceedings of the ASCE technical session Construction Research Applied to Practice represent important contributions to the construction industry. Four of the papers deal with various forms of computer simulation, reflecting the current research activity in this profession. The first article reports on research into micro-computer-based simulation of construction site operations, such as equipment movement or labor activity. Videotape data acquisition is discussed in some detail. Another paper describes an implementation of a resource allocation procedure predicated on user assigned criteria. These criteria include user-defined resource profiles and such profiles as traded-off against schedule slippage. Simulation of corporate activities such as financial, organizational, and personnel decisions is the subject of a third paper. This particular simulation exercise has been shown to be valuable training exercise for project management personnel. The fourth article is an application of probabilistic risk analysis and dynamic programming concepts to tunneling. The last presentation focuses on research into lightweight concrete designs that have both considerable structural characteristics and superb insulative properties for building projects.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction sites | Construction equipment | Project management | Risk management | Dynamic analysis | Building design | Building insulation


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