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OPTIMAL DETOUR PLANNING AROUND BLOCKED CONSTRUCTION ZONES

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
Construction zones are traffic way areas where construction, maintenance or utility work is identified by warning signs, signals and indicators, including those on transport devices that mark the beginning and end of construction zones. Construction zones are among the most dangerous work areas, with workers facing workplace safety challenges that often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. In addition, daily commuters are also impacted by construction zone detours that affect their safety and daily commute time. These problems represent major challenges to construction planners as they are required to plan vehicle routes around construction zones in such a way that maximizes the safety of construction workers and reduces the impact on daily commuters. This research aims at developing a framework for optimizing the planning of construction detours. The main objectives of the research are to first identify all the decision variables that affect the planning of construction detours and secondly, implement a model based on shortest path formulation to identify the optimal alternatives for construction detours. The ultimate goal of this research is to offer construction planners with the essential guidelines to improve construction safety and reduce construction zone hazards as well as a robust tool for selecting and optimizing construction zone detours.
Title: OPTIMAL DETOUR PLANNING AROUND BLOCKED CONSTRUCTION ZONES.
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Name(s): Jardaneh , Mutasem, Author
Khalafallah, Ahmed, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Construction zones are traffic way areas where construction, maintenance or utility work is identified by warning signs, signals and indicators, including those on transport devices that mark the beginning and end of construction zones. Construction zones are among the most dangerous work areas, with workers facing workplace safety challenges that often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. In addition, daily commuters are also impacted by construction zone detours that affect their safety and daily commute time. These problems represent major challenges to construction planners as they are required to plan vehicle routes around construction zones in such a way that maximizes the safety of construction workers and reduces the impact on daily commuters. This research aims at developing a framework for optimizing the planning of construction detours. The main objectives of the research are to first identify all the decision variables that affect the planning of construction detours and secondly, implement a model based on shortest path formulation to identify the optimal alternatives for construction detours. The ultimate goal of this research is to offer construction planners with the essential guidelines to improve construction safety and reduce construction zone hazards as well as a robust tool for selecting and optimizing construction zone detours.
Identifier: CFE0003586 (IID), ucf:48900 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
M.S.C.E.
Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Masters
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Subject(s): Construction Detour Safety
Cost Associated with Construction Detours
Construction zone hazards
Construction zones
Transport devices
Optimizing
Shortest path formulation
Ant Colony Optimization
Liner programming
Greenhouse gases
Sustainability
Construction detours
Detours
Machine-learning
Optimal solutions
Minimize the travel cost
Minimize the travel time
Rerouting Vehicles
Robust
Roads network
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003586
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Host Institution: UCF

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