Identifying significant factors of brick laying process through design of experiment and computer simulation: a case study

Mohammad Hossein Zarei, Amin Nikakhtar, Arousha Haghighian Roudsari, Najmeh Madadi, Kuan Yew Wong

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Abstract

Improving performance measures in the construction processes has been a major concern for managers and decision makers in the industry. They seek for ways to recognize the key factors which have the largest effect on the process. Identifying such factors can guide them to focus on the right parts of the process in order to gain the best possible result. In the present study design of
experiment (DOE) has been applied to a computer simulation model of brick laying process to determine significant factors while productivity has been chosen as the response of the experiment. To this end, four controllable factors and their interaction have been experimented and the best factor level has been calculated for each one. The results indicate that three factors, namely, labor of brick, labor of mortar and inter arrival time of mortar along with interaction
of labor of brick and labor of mortar are significant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
PublisherWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Pages1142-1146
Number of pages5
Volume6
Edition12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Zarei, M. H., Nikakhtar, A., Haghighian Roudsari, A., Madadi, N., & Wong, K. Y. (2012). Identifying significant factors of brick laying process through design of experiment and computer simulation: a case study. In International Conference on Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (12 ed., Vol. 6, pp. 1142-1146). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.