Modeling Airport Check-In and Security Procedures Using SimFC

Simulator For Construction (SimFC) is a construction-related simulation platform which allows for modeling of various construction processes in a controllable and repeatable manner. These processes can vary in complexity and size involving various resource requirements and time constraints. However, SimFC is also a versatile general purpose simulator which allows users to easily model almost all entity-relationship based systems using the elements provided in the visual environment. On the other hand, planning for airport human resources is often a challenging task especially when factors such as airplane delays, passenger check-ins, luggage inspections and passenger wait time policies are considered. This paper discusses a simulation model of passenger check-ins and security checkpoints at the Calgary International Airport using SimFC. A simple case study of US bound passengers from Calgary is presented. Based on passenger throughput levels and traffic intensity, airport-level human resource allocation recommendations for the number of check-in agents and passenger facing security personnel are made. The findings are of particular interest to researchers and industry professionals involved in airport service planning and management.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 1311-1319
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World

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  • Accession Number: 01503150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412329
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:21PM