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Development of Analytical Framework on Optimization of Construction Equipment for Multiple Infrastructure Projects

Author : Mr. Amit Shriwas 1 Dr. Sudhir Nigam 2

Date of Publication :7th January 2017

Abstract: Indias gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7.6 per cent in the year 2015-16, has made India the fastest growing economy in the world. Considering the importance of Infrastructure growth, a critical factor for the continued economic growth of the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway - Government of India has proposed Rs 25 trillion investment in infrastructure for the next three years (2017-2020) duration imparting major share for developing 27 industrial clusters and for road, railway and port connectivity projects. Construction equipment plays vital role for development of Infrastructure. Construction equipments operational cost contributes 36 percent of the total project cost. Hence effective equipment management plays important role in infrastructure project management resulting into the substantial cost saving. In this research paper author have analyzed two infrastructure (highway development) projects comprising construction of bridges, reinforced earthen wall, culvert and vehicular underpasses. Critical path method is applied for the time and activities scheduling along with construction equipment allocation for both the project. During study float availability is identified as main influencing factor and the same is analyzed to optimize the construction equipment in infrastructure project.

Reference :

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