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dc.contributor.authorChristodoulou, Symeon E.en
dc.contributor.authorTezias, E. S.en
dc.contributor.authorGalaras, K. A.en
dc.creatorChristodoulou, Symeon E.en
dc.creatorTezias, E. S.en
dc.creatorGalaras, K. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-18T06:18:51Z
dc.date.available2019-04-18T06:18:51Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/45339
dc.description.abstractThe paper reports on research work about the relationship between project resources and the entropy generated during construction, as well as on the development of a related mathematical model that utilises entropy for resource-constrained scheduling. The aim is to optimise the allocation of resources by use of an entropy metric, to study the delays which occur during a project and to relate them with the resources and the project?s entropy. Entropy is taken as the disorder brought about by the fluctuation of resources and a higher entropy value relates to a higher risk in terms of schedule completion. The reported case study shows that a significant reduction in time (up to 25.7%) can be achieved by utilising the entropy method. Furthermore, should a resource constraint be imposed then the entropy approach results in a schedule that shows a 6.25% improvement in duration (and 8% in profit) over classical scheduling methods.en
dc.description.abstractThe paper reports on research work about the relationship between project resources and the entropy generated during construction, as well as on the development of a related mathematical model that utilises entropy for resource-constrained scheduling. The aim is to optimise the allocation of resources by use of an entropy metric, to study the delays which occur during a project and to relate them with the resources and the project?s entropy. Entropy is taken as the disorder brought about by the fluctuation of resources and a higher entropy value relates to a higher risk in terms of schedule completion. The reported case study shows that a significant reduction in time (up to 25.7%) can be achieved by utilising the entropy method. Furthermore, should a resource constraint be imposed then the entropy approach results in a schedule that shows a 6.25% improvement in duration (and 8% in profit) over classical scheduling methods.en
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Managementen
dc.source.urihttp://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJPOM.2012.050328
dc.titleResource-constrained scheduling of construction projects and simulation of the entropy impact on a project’s duration and costen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJPOM.2012.050328
dc.description.volume4
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startingpage322
dc.description.endingpage338
dc.author.facultyΠολυτεχνική Σχολή / Faculty of Engineering
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Περιβάλλοντος / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.contributor.orcidChristodoulou, Symeon E. [0000-0002-9859-0381]


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