||Implementation of Hybrid Simulation Modelling Framework in Construction
||Ashkan M. Naraghi, Vicente A. Gonzalez, Michael O’sullivan, Cameron G. Walker, Mani Poshdar and M. Adel Abdelmegid
||The goal of construction system modelling is to improve construction work performance by tracking the dynamic behaviour of construction systems. Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) has been suggested as a supporting tool for management decision-making in order to capture the dynamic complexity of construction projects. However, the limitations of DES in modelling influential factors such as the individual and emergent behaviour of system entities have led to the combined use of Agent-based Simulation (ABS) and DES. This paper provides an overview of DES and ABS applications in construction, and then discusses rationale for integrating DES and ABS from the conceptual stage onwards. Furthermore, a hybrid DES-ABS conceptual framework is introduced and the challenges of this type of hybrid simulation model are explained.
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||Hybrid Simulation, Construction Management, Decision Support System
Ashkan M. Naraghi, Vicente A. Gonzalez, Michael O’sullivan, Cameron G. Walker, Mani Poshdar and M. Adel Abdelmegid (2017).
Implementation of Hybrid Simulation Modelling Framework in Construction. Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3): Volume I Ð Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3), July 4-7, 2017, Heraklion, Greece, pp. 439-446,