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General framework for designing multi-use simulation modules for estimating project durations

Al-Tabbaa, O., Rustom, Rifat (2011) General framework for designing multi-use simulation modules for estimating project durations. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 11 (3). pp. 321-337. ISSN 1471-4175. (doi:10.1108/14714171111149034) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper seeks to propose a general framework to be used in developing multi?use simulation modules for estimating project durations at the planning phase.

Design/methodology/approach: The research method incorporates two main stages. First, conceptualisation of the general framework, and second, implementing the framework in modelling and experimenting simulation modules, which involves data collection, statistical analysis, templates building through the ARENA software, and modules verification and validation.

Findings: The framework was found to be effective in providing an approach for building multi?use simulation modules. The validation and verification processes of the developed simulation module reflect the soundness of the proposed framework.

Practical implications: Useful insights have been presented in this research regarding building multi?use simulation modules in infrastructure construction projects. In addition, the paper demonstrates examples about how simulation interaction interface can contribute to the efficiency of using the simulation technique.

Originality/value: Given the lack of general approaches for building multi?use simulation modules, this research suggests a simplified approach for developing multi?use modules. Both academics and practitioners can benefit from this new approach by understanding the mechanism behind the multi?use model concept as explained in this paper.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/14714171111149034
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Omar Al-Tabbaa
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 10:15 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65545 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Al-Tabbaa, O.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2669-4576
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