Optimization of T/C Lifting Plan using Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM)

DSM을 활용한 타워크레인 양중계획 최적화에 관한 연구

Kim, Seungho;Kim, Sangyong;Jean, Jihoon;An, Sung-Hoon

  • Received : 2016.01.15
  • Accepted : 2016.03.10
  • Published : 2016.04.20


Tower crane (T/C) is one of the major equipment that is highly demanded in construction projects. Especially, most high-rise building projects require T/C to perform lifting and hoisting activities of materials. Therefore, lifting plan of T/C needs to reduce construction duration and cost. However, most lifting plan of the T/C in construction sites has still performed depending on experience and intuition of the site manager without systematic process of rational work. Dependency structure matrix (DSM) is useful tool in planning the activity sequences and managing information exchanges unlike other existing tools. To improve lifting plan of T/C efficiently, this study presents a framework for the scheduling T/C using DSM through the case study in real world construction site. The results of case study showed that the scheduling T/C using DSM is useful to optimize the T/C lifting plan in terms of easiness, specially in the typical floor cycle lifting planning.


tower crane;dependency structure matrix;lifting plan;frame construction;typical floor


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