%0 Journal Article
	%A M. H. Zarei and  A. Nikakhtar and  A. H. Roudsari and  N. Madadi and  K. Y. Wong
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 72, 2012
	%T Identifying Significant Factors of Brick Laying Process through Design of Experiment and Computer Simulation: A Case Study
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14153
	%V 72
	%X Improving performance measures in the construction
processes has been a major concern for managers and decision
makers in the industry. They seek for ways to recognize the key
factors which have the largest effect on the process. Identifying such
factors can guide them to focus on the right parts of the process in
order to gain the best possible result. In the present study design of
experiment (DOE) has been applied to a computer simulation model
of brick laying process to determine significant factors while
productivity has been chosen as the response of the experiment. To
this end, four controllable factors and their interaction have been
experimented and the best factor level has been calculated for each
one. The results indicate that three factors, namely, labor of brick,
labor of mortar and inter arrival time of mortar along with interaction
of labor of brick and labor of mortar are significant.
	%P 1142 - 1146