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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 14
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper XII.2

Fuzzy Linear Programming for Construction Resource Allocation

K.C. Wong*, T.P. So+ and K.C Lam+

*Department of Surveying, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+Department of Building and Construction, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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K.C. Wong, T.P. So, K.C Lam, "Fuzzy Linear Programming for Construction Resource Allocation", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Information Technology for Civil & Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 189-194, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.14.12.2
Solutions for maximisation problems subject to resource constraints are not always obtainable. This may be due to insufficient resources in the contractor's firm. However, resources are never fixed in the human mind: there are always possibilities of resources outside the contractor's company. This paper presents an application of fuzzy linear programming to the simulation of professional knowledge in allowing extra resources to civil works. This method is found to be useful as solutions can be obtained without trial and error (as in the case of ordinary linear programming); and progress can be planned faster to generate earlier cash flows.

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