https://doi.org/10.24928/2020/0047

Exploring the Integration of Last Planner® System, Bim, and Construction Simulation

Amila N. Wickramasekara1, Vicente A. Gonzalez2, Michael O’Sullivan3, Cameron G. Walker4, Mani Poshdar5 & Fei Ying6

1PhD student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, awic135@aucklanduni.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-3539
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Founder and Research Lead Smart Digital Lab., The University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand, v.gonzalez@auckland.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0003-3408-3863
33 Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, michael.osullivan@auckland.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0002-5621-4206
4Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, cameron.walker@auckland.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0003-3176-9341
55 Lecturer, Department of Built Environment Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, mani.poshdar@aut.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0001-9132-2985
66 Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, fei.ying@aut.ac.nz, orcid.org/0000-0002-6355-5156

Abstract

Much attention has been paid to Computer Simulation and Modelling (CSM) in the research circles of construction over the last sixty years. However, it has not been widely adopted within the construction industry. In this paper, we explore theoretically the potential of the integration between CSM, the Last Planner System (LPS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to accelerate the uptake of CSM in the construction industry. To do so, a review of the literature to identify the synergies between CSM, LPS and BIM was undertaken, where it was found that little research has been done associated with their integration and linkages as a whole. We found that an explicit integration of these three domains has the potential to enhance and accelerate the adoption of CSM in construction as it provides the opportunity to engage construction project stakeholders towards CSM, focusing on domain-specific characteristics and recent advancements of construction management. Based on our review, we propose five research questions to guide the development of a domain-specific construction simulation framework to be considered in future research.

Keywords

Last Planner® System, integration, collaborations, computer simulation

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Wickramasekara, A. N. , Gonzalez, V. A. , O’Sullivan, M. , Walker, C. G. , Poshdar, M. & Ying, F. 2020, 'Exploring the Integration of Last Planner® System, Bim, and Construction Simulation ' In:, Proc. 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Berkeley, California, USA, 6-10 Jul 2020. pp 1057-1068

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