https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0536

Modelling and Simulating Time Use of Site Workers With 4d BIM

Ruben Vrijhoef1, Jan Tjerk Dijkstra2 & Alexander Koutamanis3

1Senior Researcher, Delft University of Technology, and Professor, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, PO Box 5043, NL-2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands, +31639251420, r.vrijhoef@tudelft.nl
2Master Graduate, Delft University of Technology, PO Box 5043, NL-2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands, +31639251420, J.T.Dijkstra@student.tudelft.nl
3Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, PO Box 5043, NL-2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands, +31639251420, A.Koutamanis@tudelft.nl

Abstract

This paper presents a research endeavouring to model site work in a 4D BIM model. Next simulations are performed with this model in 5 scenarios including specific interventions in work organisation, notably changing positons of facilities for site workers. A case study has been done in a construction project in the Netherlands. The research has showed the possibility to model time use of site workers in 4D BIM. Next the research has showed potential to perform and calculate specific interventions in the model, and prospect realistic changes in productive time use as a result.

Keywords

BIM, time use, simulation, site work, labour optimisation

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Vrijhoef, R. , Dijkstra, J.T. & Koutamanis, A. 2018, 'Modelling and Simulating Time Use of Site Workers With 4d BIM' In:, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 155-165

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