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Modeling quality management in construction projects

Nasirzadeh, Farnad and Khanzadi, Mostafa and Afshar, Abbas and Howick, Susan (2013) Modeling quality management in construction projects. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 11 (1). pp. 14-22. ISSN 1735-0522

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Abstract

This research presents a dynamic mathematical system for modeling and simulating the quality management process in construction projects. Through sets of cause and effect feedback loops, all factors that internally and externally affect the quality management process are addressed. The proposed system integrates fuzzy logic with system dynamics simulation scheme to consider the uncertainties associated with the model parameters and estimation of the extra cost and time due to quality defects. Quantification of the consequences of the quality failures is performed based on the α-cut representation of fuzzy numbers and interval analysis. The proposed approach is efficient in modeling and analyzing a quality management process which is complex and dynamic in nature and involves various uncertainties. The proposed approach is implemented in a sample real submarine water supply pipe line project in order to evaluate its applicability and performance. The negative impacts resulting from quality failures are simulated. These negative impacts are mitigated by the implementation of alternative solutions.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41867
Keywords: system dynamics modeling, modeling simulation, quality management, fuzzy logic, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 11:59
Last modified: 07 Dec 2013 04:51
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41867

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