CONLIGHT: Lighting design model for nighttime highway construction

Khaled El-Rayes, Khalied Hyari

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Abstract

The utilization of nighttime work in highway construction and rehabilitation projects has been increasing in recent years throughout the. United States. In this type of projects, construction planners are required to develop and submit a lighting plan that provides: (1) adequate illuminance levels for all planned nighttime construction tasks; (2) reasonable uniformity of light distribution in the work area, and (3) acceptable glare levels to both road users and construction workers. In order to support construction planners in this vital and challenging task, this paper presents a lighting design model, named CONLIGHT, which is capable of considering the specific requirements of nighttime highway construction operations. The model is developed to enable construction planners to evaluate the performance of various lighting plans and select a practical design that complies with all lighting requirements for the nighttime work being planned. An application example is analyzed to illustrate the use of the model and demonstrate its accuracy and capabilities in generating practical lighting plans for nighttime construction and rehabilitation projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-476
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Computer models
  • Highway construction
  • Light
  • Nighttime construction
  • Workspace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management

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