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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24612

Title: Discrete Event Simulation in the Preliminary Estimation Phase of Mega Projects: A Case Study of the Central Waterfront Revitalization Project
Authors: Nahrvar, Shayan
Advisor: McCabe, Brenda
Department: Civil Engineering
Keywords: Simulation
Discrete Event
Monte Carlo
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2010
Abstract: The methodology of discrete-event simulation provides a promising alternative to solving complicated construction systems. Given the level of uncertainty that exists in the early estimation phase of mega-projects regarding cost and risk, project simulations have become a central part of decision-making and planning. In this paper, an attempt is made to compare the output generated by a model constructed under the Monte Carlo framework with that of Discrete-Event Simulation to determine the similarities and difference between the two methods. To achieve this, the Simphony modeling (DES) environment is used. The result is then compared to a Monte Carlo simulation conducted by Golder Associates.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24612
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