Simulation Methodology in Construction Process


In accordance with innovations of construction methods and robotizations at the site, construction engineers need more relevant management tools for planning and scheduling the construction process. It has become essential to apply system simulation techniques to planning and scheduling.

The author has developed an simulation methodology for the construction process at building sites. The simulation model is presented by a directed graph and is transformed into a GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System) language set in order to simulate the process.

This paper shows the notations of the model for the construction process and the concept of the simulation system. The system is then applied to reinforcing work in a building construction site.

The system has the characteristics of easiness, flexibility and expandability. Therefore, this methodology could be adopted as a very useful tool for engineers to plan and improve robotized construction processes.


Construction Process Activity Node Building Element Simulation Methodology Construction Planning 
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© Hermes Publishing 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kano
    • 1
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityJapan

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