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Paper w78-2002-95:
Registering space requirements of construction operations using site-PECASO model

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Mallasi Z, Dawood N N

Registering space requirements of construction operations using site-PECASO model

Abstract: The profession of construction project planning is facing new challenges due to the complexity in architectural and engineering design, short deadlines, enormous pressure from clients, and the need to build faster. Such challenges become problematic especially in large projects where construction operations shape complex spaces. The problem in current project planning techniques is that they do not include spatial requirements of construction operations as a resource in their schedules. In this paper, we report on the recent development of Site-PECASO model (Patterns Execution and Critical Assessment of Spatial Organisation) as part of our on-going research. The technique of 'registering' space can be divided into three parts: Extraction of geometrical information from CAD model; Application of space operation module developed in VBA; and structuring of CAD physical components in a hierarchy of Space Breakdown Structure (SBS) model. We show the current state of implementation and demonstrate the integration between the 3D-CAD model and the construction operations in the project schedule. In this context, Site-PECASO will provide project planners with a product-oriented simulation tool that highlights spatial clashes and interference between construction operations in real-time 4D (3D + time) environment.



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Series: w78:2002 (browse)
Cluster: papers of the same cluster (result of machine made clusters)
Class: class.environment (0.014561) class.software development (0.009870) class.strategies (0.005565)
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Permission to reproduce these documents have been graciously provided by the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. The assistnace of the editor, Prof. Kristian Agger, is gratefully aprecciated.


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