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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 16
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper VII.2

Optimum Resource Allocation in Construction Projects using Genetic Algorithms

K. Sathyanarayana, S. Rajeev, S.N. Kalidindi and V. Kalyanaraman

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

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K. Sathyanarayana, S. Rajeev, S.N. Kalidindi, V. Kalyanaraman, "Optimum Resource Allocation in Construction Projects using Genetic Algorithms", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Neural Networks & Combinatorial Optimization in Civil & Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 147-150, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.16.7.2
The resource allocation problem in construction scheduling consists of scheduling activities under resource limitations with the objective of minimizing the overall project duration. This is a large combinatorial problem when there are many activities requiring many resources. Genetic algorithms are search procedures that make use of the principles of natural genetics and natural selection, that are finding increasing application in solving large combinatorial problems. The paper describes the application of a simple genetic algorithm (SGA) for solving resource allocation problems.

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