Optimizing labor utilization in multiple shifts for construction projects

Dho Heon Jun, Khaled A El-Rayes

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Abstract

Multiple shifts are often utilized in construction projects to accelerate schedules. Despite its advantages, the utilization of multiple shifts in construction often suffers from a number of limitations including additional acceleration costs and productivity losses. This paper presents the development of a multi-objective optimization model for scheduling multiple shifts that is capable of generating optimal tradeoffs among (1) minimizing the project duration; (2) minimizing the project cost; and (3) minimizing the utilization of evening and night shifts. An application example is analyzed to illustrate the use of the model and demonstrate its capabilities in generating optimal schedules and labor utilization plans for the day, evening, and night shifts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress
Pages1185-1193
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010
EventConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 8 2010May 10 2010

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period5/8/105/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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