Title Multi-objective Optimization Model for Tower Crane Layout Planning in Modular Construction
Authors Yoon, Sungboo ; Park, Moonseo ; Jung, Minhyuk ; Hyun, Hosang ; Ahn, Suho
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.6106/KJCEM.2021.22.1.036
Page pp.36-46
ISSN 2005-6095
Keywords Modular Construction; Tower Crane; Layout Planning; Multi-objective Optimization
Abstract With an increasing trend toward high-rise modular construction, the simultaneous use of tower cranes at a modular construction site has recently been observed. Tower crane layout planning (TCLP) has a significant effect on cost, duration, safety and productivity of a project. In a modular construction project, particularly, poor decision about the layout of tower cranes is likely to have negative effects like additional employment of cranes and redesign, which will lead to additional costs and possible delays. It is, therefore, crucial to conduct thorough inspection of field conditions, lifting materials, tower crane capacity to make decisions on the layout of tower cranes. However, several challenges exist in planning for a multi-crane construction site in terms of safety and collaboration, which makes planning with experience and intuition complicated. This paper suggests a multi-objective optimization model for selection of the number of tower cranes, their models and locations, which minimizes cost and conflict. The proposed model contributes to the body of knowledge by showing the feasibility of using multi-objective optimization for TCLP decision-making process with consideration of trade-offs between cost and conflict.