An Integrated Simulation-Based Methodology for Considering Weather Effects on Formwork Removal Times

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This paper presents an integrated simulation-based methodology for considering the effects of weather on formwork removal times. An expert tool for estimating formwork removal times and weather data with high resolution are integrated into a discrete-event simulation model containing a process model of in-situ concrete wall operations. In addition, operational measures (denoted as curing strategies) and their ability to shield concrete curing against various weather conditions are also studied. From the simulation results, it can be concluded that weather conditions and curing strategies may have a significant influence of construction duration. The proposed simulation-based approach facilitates systematic analysis of formwork removal times and curing strategies under various climatic conditions when planning concrete works.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Construction Management


  • Productivity, weather, concrete curing, formwork removal, Discrete-Event Simulation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Costruction Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationPreceedings of the 35th CIB W78 2018 Conference: IT in Design, Construction, and Management
EditorsIvan Mutis, Timo Hartmann
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-00220-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-00219-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch