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Use of GIS in Construction Site Layout Planning


Ninad Dinkar Sawant , VJTI, Mumbai; Dr. Sumedh Y. Mhaske, VJTI, Mumbai


Geographic Information System (GIS), Temporary Facility, Site Zoning, Proximity Analysis, Construction Management, Project Management


The construction industry is adapting various new tools and techniques to yield high productivity, to attain safety and sustainability. Efficient layout planning of a construction site is fundamental part of a successful project. This task consists of identifying the temporary facilities needed to support construction operations, determining their size and shape, and positioning them in the unoccupied areas within the site boundaries. A procedure for optimum layout of temporary facilities is then developed in integration with a GIS tool (Gram++). Five aspects are considered during site-layout planning: (1) Selecting a site to design the site layout. (2) Scheduling of the construction activities. (3) Identifying the temporary facilities needed. (4) Applying various constraints for facility layout. (5) Preparing the GIS based site layout model. Thus The Quantity of materials required can be estimated and using proximity analysis proper stockpile area can be identified.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50629
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 1046-1049

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