Construction Site Layout Planning: Application of Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization

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ORAL M. , Bazaati S., AYDINLI S. , ORAL E.

TEKNIK DERGI, cilt.29, ss.8691-8713, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18400/tekderg.389638
  • Dergi Adı: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.8691-8713


Construction Site Layout Planning (CSLP) comprises determining, sizing and placing of the temporary facilities within the boundaries of a construction site by considering many factors. Traveling distance between facilities and safety risks are two essential factors that need to be minimized while planning site layout of a construction project. Many studies treated CSLP as a single objective optimization problem. They have mainly focused on either diminishing the travel cost of resources on site without considering the safety aspect or vice versa. While a few of the studies have treated the problem as a multi-objective optimization problem, none of them included a risk assessment approach including crane-related constraints. Hence, a user-friendly CSLP model that includes a risk assessment approach for safety constraints is proposed by using a Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm based on Pareto dominance approach to minimize both the construction safety risks of crane operated projects and the total traveling distance of the resources between temporary facilities.