Virtual prototyping for planning bridge construction

Li, Heng, Chan, Neo K.Y., Huang, Ting , Skitmore, Martin, & Yang, Jay (2012) Virtual prototyping for planning bridge construction. Automation in Construction, 27, pp. 1-10.

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4D simulation, building information modeling, virtual construction, computer simulation and virtual prototyping are emerging topics in the building construction industry. These techniques not only relate to the buildings themselves, but can also be applied to other forms of construction, including bridges. Since bridge construction is a complex process involving multiple types of plant and equipment, applying such virtual methods benefits the understanding of all parties in construction practice.

This paper describes the relationship between temporary platforms, plant and equipment resources and a proposed-built model in the construction planning and use of Virtual Prototyping Simulation (VPS) to implement different construction scenarios in order to help planners identify an optimal construction plan. A case study demonstrates the use of VPS integrated with temporary platform design and plant and equipment-resource allocation to generate different construction scenarios.

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ID Code: 52924
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Virtual Prototyping, Plant and Equipment-resource Allocation, Temporary Platforms, Construction Plant and Equipment, Bridges
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2012.04.009
ISSN: 0926-5805
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Automation in Construction. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Automation in Construction, [VOL: 27, (November 2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2012.04.009
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2012 23:10
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2013 16:56

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