Inclined construction hoist for efficient resource transportation in irregularly shaped tall buildings

Taehoon Kim, Hyunsu Lim, Seung Woo Kim, Hunhee Cho, Kyung In Kang

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Construction hoists are essential equipment in tall building construction for the vertical transportation of construction resources. Recent increases in the construction of irregularly shaped tall buildings have created demand for a more efficient hoist operation system. This study proposes a new inclined construction hoist for efficient transportation of resources in the construction of irregularly shaped tall buildings. Tilted masts and inclination and speed control systems enable the transportation of resources without needing temporary structures to access the building, which require large cost and time inputs. In a case study, the proposed system remarkably reduced total operation costs by 26.0%, total resource transportation time by 28.8%, and time taken to the highest floor by direct transportation by 11.0% over existing systems. The proposed system will contribute to successful project completion with reduced costs in response to the current trend in tall building construction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant (code no. 09 R&D A01 ) from the High-Tech Urban Development Program funded by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Korea. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided in conducting this study by Mr. Hong-Ku Jung, who is an expert engineer in the area of construction hoists.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Inclined construction hoist
  • Irregularity
  • Tall buildings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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