Title

Simultaneous Multi-Criteria Optimization for Scheduling Linear Infrastructure Projects

Abstract

This paper presents a simultaneous multi-criteria optimization approach for scheduling linear infrastructure projects. The proposed model provides planners with sets of non-dominated alternatives and their corresponding tradeoffs. The associated research methodology includes: (1) developing a resource driven scheduling module; (2) applying a multi-criteria optimization technique to optimize the multi-objective scheduling problem; (3) integrating the proposed model with a commercial project management software; and (4) applying the developed model on two literature-drawn case studies. The developed multi-criteria optimization approach utilizes Genetic Algorithms and Pareto Front sorting. The resulting sets of schedules are based on the multiple inter-conflicting objectives of simultaneously minimizing project duration, minimizing cost, minimizing interruptions, and minimizing unit delivery delays. The results indicate that the proposed approach can explore a greater range of solutions compared to existing models. The developed multi-criteria optimization approach can aid planners with proposing optimal set of schedules.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Comments

Article in Press

Keywords and Phrases

Construction; decision analysis; multi-criteria optimization; repetitive; schedules

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1562-3599 2331-2327

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Taylor & Francis Ltd., All rights reserved.

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