Evaluation of lifting efficiency of double-cage construction lift in supertall building construction

Wansoub Kim, Dongmin Lee, Taehoon Kim, Seung Woo Kim, Hong Ku Jung, Hun Hee Cho, Kyung In Kang

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Abstract

Construction lifts are key equipment used in the vertical transportation of resources in supertall building construction. Also, according to the increase of vertical lifting distance, construction lifts are becoming more important for successful projects completion. However, a limited number of construction lifts were hard to handle the lifting load during peak-time in which the construction resources are concentrated. Also, a large number of stops caused a decrease of lifting efficiency. Consequently, these problems cause an increase of lifting time of the resources and construction delay can occur. Therefore, it is necessary to apply concept of double-deck elevators to construction lift in order to decrease the lifting time of the resources. In this study, two discrete event simulation models using the CYCLONE are developed to evaluate the lifting time of workers, who are required to be located on the upper floor workplace in the morning peak-time. Also, comparative analysis of lifting efficiency between single-cage lift and double-cage lift is conducted. As a result, the proposed simulation model of double-cage lift shows a remarkable decrease of 38.0% compared with single-cage lift. This result could contribute to set the direction of development for double-cage lift. Furthermore, it is expected to support construction manager to find optimal hoisting plan with minimum lifting time in supertall building construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISARC 2016 - 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
PublisherInternational Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C)
Pages787-795
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2016 - Auburn, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 182016 Jul 21

Other

Other33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAuburn
Period16/7/1816/7/21

Keywords

  • Construction Lift
  • CYCLONE
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Double-cage
  • Lifting Efficiency
  • Supertall Building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Kim, W., Lee, D., Kim, T., Woo Kim, S., Jung, H. K., Cho, H. H., & Kang, K. I. (2016). Evaluation of lifting efficiency of double-cage construction lift in supertall building construction. In ISARC 2016 - 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (pp. 787-795). International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C).