Facilitating Smart Contract in Project Scheduling under Uncertainty-A Choquet Integral Approach

Chuanni He, Min Liu, Zhigao Wang, Gongfan Chen, Yuxiang Zhang, Simon M. Hsiang

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Abstract

The expected benefit of smart contract (SC) relies heavily on its completeness and adaptability. Previous studies have discussed the application of SC on construction at the conceptual level, while a method to reflect human preferences as action items to enforce schedule executability is not available for construction managers. The objectives of this research are (1) to develop a method to generalize human preference as scheduling practices, and (2) to utilize SC technology to facilitate the execution of the practice. Performance data of different labor investment and production rate arrangements were obtained through a simulation of a high-rise construction project operation. This research used a Choquet Integral-based approach to aggregate owners' preferences on workspace overlap, manpower utilization, and project duration to customize the optimum scenarios for resource utilization. Such decision rules were bundled with payment transactions and then embedded as agreements in an SC-based scheduling platform. The SC platform developed can provide the optimized resource utilization solution under different preferences, meanwhile timely disseminate schedule information and facilitate payment transactions. The research findings will assist project managers to quickly react to unexpected changes in management preferences in manpower, space, or schedule by developing adaptable resource utilization solutions. It will also help them to enforce the execution of the plan timely using the SC scheduling platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2022
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Applications, Automation, and Data Analytics - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
EditorsFarrokh Jazizadeh, Tripp Shealy, Michael J. Garvin
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages930-939
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483961
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2022: Computer Applications, Automation, and Data Analytics, CRC 2022 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2022Mar 12 2022

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2022: Computer Applications, Automation, and Data Analytics - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
Volume2-B

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2022: Computer Applications, Automation, and Data Analytics, CRC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington
Period3/9/223/12/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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