DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.064


R. Tamosaitis
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-06-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 41, 503-510 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.064


Total duration of complex flows depends on many factors, one of them being the sequence of work locations in the work program. The aim of this research is to find a simple method which would allow us to determine the best work location sequencing in the location-based work program from work duration point of view. This was achieved by creating a synthetic criterion which allows the user to determine the optimal work location sequencing without having to simulate all of the scenarios upfront. The method discussed in the article enables the user with no specialized tools to select the preferred sequence for a complex workflow, which achieves an optimized duration near to the shortest possible duration. Therefore, this optimization method is particularly convenient to use in cases where calculations under the location-based method need to be done quickly, under unusual or extreme situations. And while this method is aimed to determine the optimal sequence of work locations from work duration perspective, it still entails the possibility of identifying the best solution as far as other criteria are concerned as well.

Keywords: construction, location-based management, work program, scheduling