GPS-based framework towards more realistic and real-time construction equipment operation simulation Conference

Pradhananga, N, Teizer, J. (2012). GPS-based framework towards more realistic and real-time construction equipment operation simulation . 10.1109/WSC.2012.6465159

cited authors

  • Pradhananga, N; Teizer, J

fiu authors

abstract

  • This paper presents an automated GPS-based method for assessing construction equipment operations productivity. The literature revealed several shortcomings in simulation of construction equipment, for example, the availability of realistic data that supports a simulation framework, and identified the need for integrating real-time field data into simulations. Commercially available GPS-based data logging technology was then evaluated. Analysis methods and rules for monitoring productivity were also discussed. A software interface was created that allowed to analyze and visualize several important parameters towards creating more realistic simulation models. The experimental results showed a productivity assessment method by collecting spatio-temporal data using GPS data logging technology, applied to construction equipment operations, and finally identified and tracked productivity and safety based information for job site layout decision making. This research aids construction project managers in decision making for planning work tasks, hazard identification, and worker training by providing realistic and real-time project equipment operation information. © 2012 IEEE.

publication date

  • December 1, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781467347792