A queuing model to improve the utilization of concreting equipment

Hasan, Abid, Sahoo, NR, Ghosh, Arka and Jha, KN 2021, A queuing model to improve the utilization of concreting equipment, in CRIOCM 2018 : Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer, Singapore, pp. 992-1002, doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3977-0_75.

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Title A queuing model to improve the utilization of concreting equipment
Author(s) Hasan, AbidORCID iD for Hasan, Abid orcid.org/0000-0003-2031-4288
Sahoo, NR
Ghosh, Arka
Jha, KN
Conference name Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management. International Symposium (23rd : 2018 : Guiyang, China)
Conference location Guiyang, China
Conference dates 2018/08/24 - 2018/08/27
Title of proceedings CRIOCM 2018 : Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
Editor(s) Long, F
Zheng, S
Wu, Y
Yang, G
Yang, Y
Publication date 2021
Series Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management International Symposium
Start page 992
End page 1002
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Singapore
Keyword(s) Concreting equipment
Markovian process
Optimization
Productivity
Queuing model
Summary Equipment productivity plays a vital role in the successful completion of a construction project. Since concrete is used as a primary construction material in many construction projects, low productivity of concreting equipment affects both project cost and schedule. The present study proposes a queuing model to improve the productivity of concreting equipment. Three different case studies have been performed using this model to examine the impact of low utilization of equipment on cost. This model could help construction practitioners in optimizing fleet cost and usage of concreting equipment such as transit mixers and concrete pumps. It could be used to study the concreting processes in real-time and thereby, identify the issues that lead to their low output. The case studies revealed that lack of skilled operator along with poor planning and supervision while performing simultaneous jobs of concreting and other related activities affect productivity rates in concreting operations.
ISBN 9789811539763
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-981-15-3977-0_75
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30152836

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