Pierrette Zouein

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This paper presents an investigation of the applicability of a genetic approach for solving the construction site layout problem. This problem involves coordinating the use of limited site space to accommodate temporary facilities so that transportation cost of materials is minimized. The layout problem considered in this paper is characterized by affinity(More)
Construction site layout has been recognized as an important activity in construction site planning by field practitioners and researchers alike. This problem involves coordinating the use of limited space to accommodate temporary facilities (such as fabrication shops, trailers, materials or equipment) so that transportation costs of resources are(More)
Parallel genetic algorithms techniques have been used in a variety of computer engineering and science areas. This paper presents a parallel genetic algorithm to solve the geometrically constrained site layout problem that involves coordinating the use of limited space to accommodate temporary facilities subject to geometric constraints. The algorithm is(More)
This paper considers a corrugator trim problem for a cardboard boxes manufacturing plant that produces boxes of various sizes servicing known customer demand. We present a suboptimal three-step procedure that minimises both trim waste and setup time cost where setup cost is measured as the loss of production resulting from stock rolls size changes. The(More)
Parallel genetic algorithms techniques have been used in a variety of computer engineering and science areas. This paper presents a parallel genetic algorithm to solve the site layout problem with unequal-size and constrained facilities. The problem involves coordinating the use of limited space to accommodate temporary facilities subject to geometric(More)
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