Bilevel Construction Site Layout Optimization Based on Hazardous-Material Transportation

Construction site layout optimization (CSLO) involves many important issues vital for the success of construction projects. One of the most important is the hazardous-material transportation (HT) problem. This paper concurrently considers CSLO and HT, namely the CSLO-HT problem, and proposes a bilevel multiobjective decision-making model (BMDMM). In this model, the upper-level decision-maker is the project manager, who aims to minimize site layout costs and economic losses from potential HT accidents. The lower-level decision-maker is the carrier, to whom the HT work is subcontracted, and whose goal is to reduce transportation costs. To solve the proposed bi-level multiobjective model, a fuzzy random simulation–based bilevel multiobjective genetic algorithm (frs-BLMOGA) is proposed. The approach is then applied to a hydropower construction project to illustrate the performance of the proposed methodology. The results and further analyses of the methodology prove that both the project manager and the carrier can get benefits. Particularly, satisfactory CSLO-HT solutions are obtained.


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  • Accession Number: 01597516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2016 3:10PM