Simulation tools

Journal article

Applying level of detail in a BIM-based project: an overall process for lean design management

Few construction companies apply the available lean tools and processes in an integrated manner when managing design. Additionally, lean design management tools and processes each have their own strengths and optimal phases in which they should be applied, so by combining information from various sources...
Journal article

Minimize the route length using heuristic method aided with simulated annealing to reinforce lean management sustainability

Cost reduction is a cornerstone of the Lean administration’s sustainability through modifying its algorithms scheme to become multi-useful. This paper focuses on controlled “movement” of waste, to minimize time spent on deployments of pipeline, cabling and sewerage networks, to avoid demurrages (i.e., constructor sectors) and...
Conference paper

Using TVD simulation to improve collaboration

Recently, there has been an increase in the creation, reinvention and use of simulations and serious games to teach Target Value Design (TVD) and other lean principles to project stakeholders encountering them for the first time. The results of this study reported that the simulation...
Conference paper

The role of simulation in improving the thermal comfort and energy performance of existing aged care facilities

Context - Minimum thermal performance standards for residential building envelopes have been increasing in many countries for several decades, addressing concerns about occupant comfort, operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation tools play a role in assessing the space heating/cooling load of new buildings and...
Report

Simulated urbanism and its effects on the negotiation of hyperreal cities

Urban spaces have become blended even more seamlessly with their portrayal. Such representations are generated via a broad range of media which both influence and sculpt our sense of their constitution so that our sense of what the urban is is inflected by a range...