Ontological Models for Simulation of Building Construction Processes

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Eric Forcael (Universidad Bío Bío, CL)
Milen Salgado (Universidad Bío Bío, CL)
Francisco Ramis (Universidad Bío Bío, CL)
Francisco Orozco (Universidad Panamericana, MX)
Carlos Rodríguez (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, EC)
(Universidad Bío Bío)
Full Paper: #456


The construction industry has a series of own practices and methods; which specifically depends on either the nature of construction works or the actions of the actors involved in construction activities. This makes evident the need of having tools that facilitate the construction management of projects, one of them: the simulation of construction processes. Thus, this paper presents a conceptualization of constructive operations, as a start-point for the development of a library of objects for the simulation of construction processes in buildings. To do it, fieldwork was conducted to gather information about processes and resources, which were then modeled by using Unified Modeling Language (UML). To validate the conceptualization made, some of the models created were simulated by using Discrete Event Simulation.