Important Dates

  • March 4, 2016
    Extended abstract submission
  • April 1, 2016
  • April 8, 2016
    Final paper submission
  • June 13 or 14, 2016

Full-day Workshop on "Integrated Process Planning and Scheduling for Industrialising Construction: Design, Manufacture and Assembly"

This workshop is organised in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (Built Environment Community) & Innovate UK

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to our workshop which aims at investigating a new Planning and Scheduling (P&S) challenge within industrialising construction (Design, Manufacture and Assembly). We will bring together leading experts from academia and industry active in the field of civil engineering and computer science (with focus on P&S construction projects). The construction sector experiences a pattern change from building components on-site to prefabricating them in a factory environment. This shift towards prefabrication allows multiple activities to be performed concurrently off-site, where the same activities were previously required to have start-to-finish relationships on-site. Some benefits of prefabrication include cost savings, schedule acceleration, improved quality and safer work environments. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) is a simultaneous design and engineering approach where components are manufactured and sub-assembled or assembled in a factory or warehouse, before being delivered to a construction site for installation. This new construction strategy underlines the need for applying and developing advanced P&S techniques to have efficient and integrated project delivery methods. This workshop will therefore explore the most recent P&S methods to integrate and optimise operational plans in large construction projects using DfMA techniques. The workshop is open to contributions that provide a review of currently-available P&C technologies and new methodologies to create an efficient and integrated P&S system.

Topics of interest:

  • New challenging areas of DfMA approaches in the construction industry
  • Algorithmic and technological applications for optimizing DfMA techniques
  • Exact, meta-heuristic and heuristic approaches for P&S problems
  • Advancements in existing technologies and/or systems
  • Experiences in deploying P&S systems, from their conception to their maturity in practice
  • Plan execution and re-planning of the DfMA approach in the construction industry

Workshop Paper Submission

We solicit contributions in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) in AAAI style format, to be presented at the workshop as posters. Please send your contribution to Dr. Bani Anvari. Outstanding contributions may be selected for oral presentations. Please submit your contribution in form of a single PDF file.

We look forward to seeing you at this ICAPS 2016 Workshop.

Organizing Committee

  • Dr Bani Anvari (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Professor Washington Y. Ochieng (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Adam Locke (Laing O‚ÄôRourke, UK)
  • Mike Moseley (Built Environment Community, The Knowledge Transfer Network, UK)