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Sustainability 2017, 9(10), 1809; doi:10.3390/su9101809

Performance Evaluation and Life Cycle Cost Analysis Model of a Gondola-Type Exterior Wall Painting Robot

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Department of Architectural Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
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Department of Civil, Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi L2017E, UAE
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Received: 12 September 2017 / Revised: 1 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 October 2017 / Published: 8 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Construction)
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The amount and market size of apartment complex exterior wall painting work continues to increase each year in South Korea. Nevertheless, there are difficulties with the supply and demand of human resources due to the high risks associated with conventional painting work. To resolve these issues, research and development has recently been conducted on a Gondola-type Exterior Wall Painting robot (GEWPro). The aims of this study were to develop a performance evaluation and life cycle cost (LCC) analysis model for a GEWPro and deduce its performance and economic efficiency through a case study. According to the results, the performance of the automated method was 16.8% higher than that of the conventional method, and the economic efficiency was also superior (benefit/cost ratio 6.39). These results show that the proposed performance evaluation and LCC analysis model can predict the productivity and economic efficiency of automated methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: exterior wall painting; automation robot; life cycle cost; performance evaluation exterior wall painting; automation robot; life cycle cost; performance evaluation
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Yeom, D.-J.; Na, E.-J.; Lee, M.-Y.; Kim, Y.-J.; Kim, Y.S.; Cho, C.-S. Performance Evaluation and Life Cycle Cost Analysis Model of a Gondola-Type Exterior Wall Painting Robot. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1809.

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