Abstract—Today’s demand of construction industry requires a highly accurate planning, scheduling and management of the process of the project which can enable the overall optimization of the cost, time and resources. The older system of usage of MS Project and Primavera for scheduling, Auto CAD drawings and taking a lot of strain and explaining the status of the project to the client is very difficult and time consuming, owing to the fact that the client and the store manager might not be fluent with the technical terms used in the schedules and graphicl representations. Instead of using the older, traditional methods of CAD drawings and schedule sheets, one can integrate them on a platform to create a 4D view of the project using GIS environment. The aim of the study is intended to demonstrate the understanding of the methodology to create the GIS based 4D model for optimization and real time monitoring of the project. Arc Scene module of Arc GIS is utilized, along with Primavera P3 for this study. Integrated GIS based 4D model has been developed and utilized for the visualization of the construction progress of the project. A case study of factory building of CIGFIL Polymers, located at Hosakote, Bengaluru has been selected for the present study. Different stages of the construction process and activities are generated in different layers using Arc GIS software. Primavera P3 software has been used for creation of the schedules and these are linked with the GIS layers. It is found from the study of actual building information at site and the building simulation model that some overlapping and rework can be avoided.
Index Terms—Planning and scheduling, Work breakdown structure, Geographical information system.
Aditya M. and Suma B. Naik, Students, are with the Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering (A), Osmania University,Hyderbad-7.
Cite: Gopal M. Naik, Aditya M., and Suma B. Naik, "GIS Based 4D Model Development for Planning and Scheduling of a Construction Project," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 447-451, 2011.