Knowledge acquisition using psychotherapy technique for critical factors influencing construction project layout planning
turning project uncertainties into business opportunities
The positioning of equipment on a construction site may change in different construction phases, different environments, and different types of end products, which greatly influence the decision of the site-planning engineer who seeks to maximize the construction efficiency by minimizing the friction from the site layout. This study aims to acquire and analyze site-planning experts' knowledge on critical factors influencing the construction site layout planning using a psychotherapy technique. The study explores several factors that are important when successfully managing a construction including routing systems, equipment selection, space requirements and scheduling, and space conflict. Through an open-structured interview survey and cluster analysis, 125 core factors influencing the site layout plan were analyzed and categorized into a database, within which 44 core factors and 44 sub-important factors were covered.