Seeing Beyond Statistics: Visual Exploration of Productivity on a Construction Site
2008 (English)In: Vis 2008, Visualisation: Visualisation in Built and Rural Enviroments, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2008, 37-42 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Work on the construction site is known to be inefficient due to workers spending much time waiting for materials, transporting materials and from frequent interruptions of tasks. Studies on the construction site typically use statistical measures to analyse the sampled data about work and such measures, while very useful, can overlook important features of the data. In this paper we apply a previously developed approach, derived from Time Geographical methods, to visually represent the sampled construction productivity data and show that this method may enable the analyst to better understand the distribution of activities, and how they are interrelated and dependent upon each other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2008. 37-42 p.
construction productivity, visual exploration, visualization, work sampling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43044DOI: 10.1109/VIS.2008.27ISI: 000258052600006Local ID: 71159ISBN: 978-0-7695-3271-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43044DiVA: diva2:263901
International Conference Visualisation (VIS 2008), London, UK, 9-11 July 2008