Integrating building information modelling and firefly algorithm to optimize tower crane layout

Wang, Jun, Liu, Jianjun, Shou, Wenchi, Wang, Xiangyu and Hou, Lei 2014, Integrating building information modelling and firefly algorithm to optimize tower crane layout, in ISARC 2014 : Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, [Sydney, N.S.W.], pp. 321-328, doi: 10.22260/ISARC2014/0043.

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Title Integrating building information modelling and firefly algorithm to optimize tower crane layout
Author(s) Wang, Jun
Liu, Jianjun
Shou, Wenchi
Wang, Xiangyu
Hou, Lei
Conference name International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction. Symposium (31st : 2014 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 2014/07/09 - 2014/07/11
Title of proceedings ISARC 2014 : Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2014
Series International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction Symposium
Start page 321
End page 328
Total pages 8
Publisher International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction
Place of publication [Sydney, N.S.W.]
Keyword(s) Tower crane
Firefly algorithm
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Site layout
Summary Tower crane layout design and planning within construction site is a common construction technical issue and regarded as a complex combinatorial problem. To transport heavy materials, such as rebar, formwork, scaffolding, equipment and steel, tower cranes are needed and should be well located to reduce construction cost and improve safety management. Currently, practitioners in the industry are over-reliance on individual experience and subjective judgment during decision-making process. The purpose of this paper wants to develop a well-defined approach, which integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) and firefly algorithm to come up with an optimal tower crane layout for construction projects. Firstly, BIM technology is utilized to automatically generate the quantity of materials which need to be transported. Then firefly algorithms are used to determine the locations of tower cranes, supply points and demand points according to transportation requirement, time and cost. Thirdly, the optimal tower crane layout scheme will be visualized by 4-Dimension (4D) BIM to verify its constructability and safety based on computer simulation and individual experience. Finally, a practical case is selected to evaluate the developed approach. In addition, some lessons learned and issues are highlighted that help direct future research and implementation. The optimization results of the example are very promising and it demonstrates the application value of the approach.
ISBN 9780646597119
Language eng
DOI 10.22260/ISARC2014/0043
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2014, IAARC
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