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Exploring the criteria influencing construction productivity of diaphragm walls in underground stations in Egypt

Exploring the criteria influencing construction productivity of diaphragm walls in underground... Planning and cost estimation engineers face great challenges to estimate construction productivity rate (PR) of diaphragm walls (DWs). A specific guideline to predict the construction of DWs in underground station is still not available. In order to overcome these challenges, the criteria affecting PR for the construction of DWs should be hence defined and the factors that impact the construction productivity of DWs should be well understood. Briefly and given the limitations of previous research work, we gathered and compiled a comprehensive key list of all criteria based on previous reports. This comprehensive key list was later reviewed by underground construction and specialized experts to define, identify and distinguish the most important criterion affecting the construction productivity of DWs in Egypt. We developed two questionnaire surveys to conduct these interviews with the experts. This obtained criterion was ranked and weighted using Simos’ procedure based on prioritizing the influencing criteria. Our findings concluded that the ground condition type/and characteristics, soil–machine interaction, machine type and model characteristics (grab/or cutter), breakdowns and de-sender efficiency are significantly influencing the excavation rate. Additionally, factors such as cage type (fiber/or steel), connection type (welding/or mechanical) and volume of steel fixing crew are crucial to identify the rate of installation cages. On the other side, the arrival time of concrete car mixer and panel volume were determined to significantly impact the concrete casting rate. In summary, this study presented a distinctive weighting and ranking methodology of the influencing criteria for the PR of DWs. Furthermore, this work provides an initial concept for many full-scale prediction applications to estimate an accurate construction productivity of DWs, particularly in the underground projects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Innovative Infrastructure Solutions Springer Journals

Exploring the criteria influencing construction productivity of diaphragm walls in underground stations in Egypt

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISSN
2364-4176
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2364-4184
DOI
10.1007/s41062-020-00353-4
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Abstract

Planning and cost estimation engineers face great challenges to estimate construction productivity rate (PR) of diaphragm walls (DWs). A specific guideline to predict the construction of DWs in underground station is still not available. In order to overcome these challenges, the criteria affecting PR for the construction of DWs should be hence defined and the factors that impact the construction productivity of DWs should be well understood. Briefly and given the limitations of previous research work, we gathered and compiled a comprehensive key list of all criteria based on previous reports. This comprehensive key list was later reviewed by underground construction and specialized experts to define, identify and distinguish the most important criterion affecting the construction productivity of DWs in Egypt. We developed two questionnaire surveys to conduct these interviews with the experts. This obtained criterion was ranked and weighted using Simos’ procedure based on prioritizing the influencing criteria. Our findings concluded that the ground condition type/and characteristics, soil–machine interaction, machine type and model characteristics (grab/or cutter), breakdowns and de-sender efficiency are significantly influencing the excavation rate. Additionally, factors such as cage type (fiber/or steel), connection type (welding/or mechanical) and volume of steel fixing crew are crucial to identify the rate of installation cages. On the other side, the arrival time of concrete car mixer and panel volume were determined to significantly impact the concrete casting rate. In summary, this study presented a distinctive weighting and ranking methodology of the influencing criteria for the PR of DWs. Furthermore, this work provides an initial concept for many full-scale prediction applications to estimate an accurate construction productivity of DWs, particularly in the underground projects.

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Innovative Infrastructure SolutionsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 28, 2020

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