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Improving Communication of Scheduling Information of Earthworks using 4D Visualisation Model in Road Projects

Shah, RK and Dawood, N (2008) Improving Communication of Scheduling Information of Earthworks using 4D Visualisation Model in Road Projects. In: Proceedings of CIB 25th W78 . (CIB W78 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, 15th - 17th Jul 2008, Santiago, Chile).

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Innovative visualization technology applied to construction simulation and optimization has the potential to improve communications and coordination amongst the project stakeholders. In this context and in the drive for innovation in construction management, this paper introduces a framework of a 4D prototype for the automatic generation of visual terrain surfaces during earthwork construction processes. The framework has been designed and developed by integrating road design data, quantities of cut and fill, productivity models, algorithms for modelling terrain profiles and a road profile visualiser. The paper details the prototype of 4D visualization model (4DVM) that has been designed and developed in this research using innovative methodology where 4D models of terrain surfaces are generated based on coordinate data and the productivity of earthwork. The model has been demonstrated with a case study that was used to validate the model. The 4DVM is intended to assist project planners/construction managers in logical decision making processes for construction scheduling and resource planning. It will also improve the communication gap amongst the construction team and consequently improve site coordination and operations

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earthwork operations, innovative methodology, road profile generation, schedule communication, 4D visualization model (4DVM)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:13
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/754
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