Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Jongeling R., Kim J., Fischer M., Mourgues C. and Olofsson T. (2008)

Quantitative analysis of workflow, temporary structure usage, and productivity using 4D models. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2008.02.006

Revista : Automation in Construction
Volumen : 17
Número : 6
Páginas : 780-791
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This paper presents time–space analyses of construction operations supported by quantitative information extracted from 4D CAD models. The application of 4D models is a promising approach to help introduce construction innovations and to evaluate construction alternatives. Current analyses of 4D models are mainly visual and provide project stakeholders with a clear, but limited, insight of construction planning information.
This practice does not take advantage of the quantitative data contained in 4D models.We use two 4D models of an industry test case to illustrate how to analyze, compare, and present 4D content quantitatively (i.e., workspace areas, work locations, and distances between concurrent activities). This paper shows how different types of 4D content can be extracted from 4D models to support 4D-content-based analyses and novel presentation of construction planning information. We suggest further research aimed at formalizing
the contents in 4D models to enable comparative quantitative analyses of construction planning alternatives. Formalized 4D content can enable the development of reasoning mechanisms that automate 4D-model-based analyses and provide the data content for presentations of construction planning information.