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The development of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3: an interactive simulation environment for construction management education

Lee, S., Nikolic, D., Messner, J. and Anumba, C. (2011) The development of the Virtual Construction Simulator 3: an interactive simulation environment for construction management education. International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering. pp. 454-461.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1061/41182(416)56

Abstract/Summary

This paper discusses the development of the Virtual Construction Simulator (VCS) 3 - a simulation game-based educational tool for teaching construction schedule planning and management. The VCS3 simulation game engages students in learning the concepts of planning and managing construction schedules through goal driven exploration, employed strategies, and immediate feedback. Through the planning and simulation mode, students learn the difference between the as-planned and as-built schedules resulting from varying factors such as resource availability, weather and labor productivity. This paper focuses on the development of the VCS3 and its construction physics model. Challenges inherent in the process of identifying variables and their relationships to reliably represent and simulate the dynamic nature of planning and managing of construction projects are also addressed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:No Reading authors. Back catalogue items
Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Digital Practices
ID Code:33892
Publisher:American Society of Civil Engineers

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