Optimization of Facilities and Efficient Site Management: Pune Metro Rail Project

3 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2019

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Kalpesh Shinde

College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)

Date Written: January 20, 2019


An effective site layout and construction planning for a large-scale and complicated construction project not only affects its productivity and cost, it also controls whether a project can be operated and completed in an efficient manner. In most of the sites, site layout planning is mostly a neglected aspect. For a large-scale project like metros it is difficult to sustain same layout throughout the project duration as the requirement for different attributes changes often. Most construction sites that run into trouble because of reasons related to managerial factors rather than technical problems. The site-based management can result in significant improvements in the time and cost savings during the construction process without involving excessive work. Now a days due to site scarcity i.e. limited site space, high cost of purchasing and site selection is considered as essential as other resources.

In this paper, we study the current site layout of Pune metro rail project and identify various problems practically faced on construction site. For systematic approach of planning we determine operational problem and relative positions of different departments as a solution for faced problems. Thus, an optimized layout is prepared to minimize travelling distances, to minimize repeated handling of materials, to increase productivity and to create a safe working environment as it also affects the productivity.

Keywords: Site layout, Effective site layout, Metro rail Project

Suggested Citation

Shinde, Kalpesh, Optimization of Facilities and Efficient Site Management: Pune Metro Rail Project (January 20, 2019). Proceedings of Sustainable Infrastructure Development & Management (SIDM) 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3375901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3375901

Kalpesh Shinde (Contact Author)

College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) ( email )

Wellesley Road
Pune, Maharashtra 411005

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