Establishing construction scheduling progress curve based on buidling information modeling quantity takeoffs

Kun Chi Wang, Wei Hao Wu, Pei Yuan Hsu, Abdoul Aziz Gansonre, Wei-Chih Wang, Cheng Ju Kung

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Abstract

A cost cumulative progress curve (called S-curve) is often used as a basis for effective schedule control which is a key to the success of construction projects. In establishing a planned S-curve of a construction project, the cost of each scheduling activity must be determined. Furthermore, the contractual costs associated with the cost items should be fully distributed to all scheduling activities. However, the relationships between scheduling activities and cost items are complex because these relationships may be 1-to-1, many-to-1 or many-to-many relations. This research proposes a searching algorithm to conduct quantity takeoffs in Revit and QTO to facilitate the establishment of the planned S-curve. The proposed search algorithm defines different search steps (using various searching parameters, such as "floor", "physical object", "cost item", and "area") to identify corresponding cost items associated with different types of activities. The benefits of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by applying it to a high-tech facility building in northern Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSOFT-EA 2015 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Proceedings; Part of 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2015
EditorsPascal Lorenz, Leszek Maciaszek, Leszek Maciaszek
PublisherSciTePress
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581144
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, ICSOFT-EA 2015 - Colmar, Alsace, France
Duration: 20 Jul 201522 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameICSOFT-EA 2015 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Proceedings; Part of 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2015

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, ICSOFT-EA 2015
CountryFrance
CityColmar, Alsace
Period20/07/1522/07/15

Keywords

  • Building information modeling
  • Construction schedule control
  • Cost cumulative curve (s-curve)
  • Cost items
  • Quantity takeoff
  • Scheduling activities

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    Wang, K. C., Wu, W. H., Hsu, P. Y., Gansonre, A. A., Wang, W-C., & Kung, C. J. (2015). Establishing construction scheduling progress curve based on buidling information modeling quantity takeoffs. In P. Lorenz, L. Maciaszek, & L. Maciaszek (Eds.), ICSOFT-EA 2015 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Proceedings; Part of 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2015 (pp. 139-144). (ICSOFT-EA 2015 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Proceedings; Part of 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2015). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005522901390144