Lessons learned from utilizing discrete-event simulation modeling for quantifying construction emissions in pre-planning phase

Changbum Ahn, Wenjia Pan, Sang Hyun Lee, Feniosky A. Peña-Mora

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Abstract

Construction operations have a tremendous impact upon both the environment and public health due to the generation of significant amounts of airborne emissions, including greenhouse gases and other traditional criteria air pollutants. Quantifying emissions in the pre-planning phase of construction operations is the first step in identifying mitigation opportunities. The authors therefore have quantified construction emissions produced by various types of construction operations through the use of discrete-event simulation (DES). The paper focuses upon the utilization of DES in various case studies and delineates the lessons learned. An overview of each case project is provided, the benefits and limitations of DES are identified, and means to mitigate these limitations are discussed. The lessons learned from the case studies utilized in the paper are helpful; simulation practitioners and researchers can exploit these studies in simulation models that examine the environmental aspects of construction operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Pages3170-3176
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period12/5/1012/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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