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Project production flows in off-site prefabrication: BIM-enabled railway infrastructure

conference contribution
posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Arashpour, Y Bai, V Kamat, M. Reza HosseiniM. Reza Hosseini, Igor MartekIgor Martek
© ISARC 2018 - 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things. All rights reserved. Railway infrastructure projects provide required physical and organizational facilities for transportation networks. Production flows in railway construction are complex especially when a hybrid of on-site and off-site processes is in progress. With railway projects still experiencing budget and time overruns, there is need to re-examine production flows. Towards this aim, a framework to investigate production flows in railway infrastructure projects is presented and discussed. A three-dimensional view of construction production including portfolio, process and operation aspects is found capable of improving performance measures in both design and construction. Such improvements include minimized rework and re-entrant flows, flexible prefabrication, enhanced multidisciplinary collaborations, and efficient planning of temporary works. This research contributes to the construction body of knowledge by examining production flows in a complex infrastructure setting. Construction managers would benefit from the presented model of production flows and its customization in the context of their projects to improve productivity and performance.



Automation and Robotics in Construction. Symposium (2018 : 35th : Berlin, Germany)


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ISARC 2018 : The future of building things : Proceedings of the 35th 2018 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction