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Site Layout of Temparory Construction Facilities using Ant Colony Optimization.

By Saurabh Arun Samdani, Lalit Bhakal and Arvind Kumar Singh


The positioning of temporary facilities on a construction site is an area of research which has been recognised as important but which has received relatively little attention. In this paper, an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm is proposed to solve the problem in which n facilities are to be positioned to n available sites such that the total cost of construction and interactive cost due to facility layout constraints is minimized. A formulation of the problem in terms of construction graph to be used in ACO is presented. Experiments on a sample problem suggest that the technique will prove useful when tackling real problems

Topics: Ant colony optimization, Site layout planning
Year: 2008
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