Publications / 2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia

Simulation Method of Construction Hoist Operating Plan for High Rise Buildings Considering Lifting Heights and Loads

Chang-Yeon Cho, Jung Yeol Kim, Moon-Young Cho, Jun Bok Lee, Young-Suk Kim, Soon-Wook Kwon
Pages 22-28 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

Lifting indicates vertical transfer of construction resources. In high-rise building, efficient plan and management on lifting of resources are essential because of enormous impact on schedule, and amount of resources and data. In particular, a hoist—one of main lifting equipment for workers and construction materials—may have direct influence on overall project schedule depending on its number, location and operation method. To ensure efficient construction, it is critical to have an optimal hoist operating plan. Engineers depend on various empirical methods, which have been optimized through numerous feedbacks from construction projects. Therefore, it is necessary to optimize hoist plan and management based on both engineers’ experiences and simulation based on actual data on lifting load and height. This paper describes a simulation method to provide data to an experienced engineer for accurate decision-making.

Keywords: Lifting, Simulation, High-rise Building, Hoist, Lift Car, Lifting Management