Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities

Digdarshan Karki, Allan D. Chasey

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    Abstract

    To meet the technology requirements outlined in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), semiconductor-manufacturing facilities must be built quickly, more cost effectively, and with high quality standards. The construction industry has traditionally experienced difficulties in maintaining a balance between supply and demand of labor for these high tech facilities due to the cyclical swings and localized nature of the semiconductor industry. When construction is in high demand, skilled labor generally is in short supply. This is particularly true for a semiconductor manufacturing facility where unique skill sets are pivotal for successful completion of a fast-paced, capital-intensive project requiring high caliber skilled labor. How can the design/construction industry deal with this issue of unavailability of skilled labor? One approach could be to better utilize existing training resources. Alternately, improved resource forecasting could result in plans that would better match the number of new employees with projected industry needs. To address these issues, a research project was undertaken by CREATE, an advanced technology research consortium at Arizona State University, to identify the resource requirements for the design and construction of a semiconductor manufacturing facility. The research study outlines the skills and labor requirements from programming (initial design) to the completion of a model base-build facility. The results from this research indicate a high demand for a skilled labor force, especially for the mechanical and electrical trades, during the construction phase. Data collected from additional fabrication facilities will help create a resource model, which will assist in forecasting the demand of skilled labor for a proposed project.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationContruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress
    EditorsK.R. Molenaar, P.S. Chinowsky
    Pages121-129
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventConstruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress - Honolulu, HI., United States
    Duration: Mar 19 2003Mar 21 2003

    Other

    OtherConstruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress
    CountryUnited States
    CityHonolulu, HI.
    Period3/19/033/21/03

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    Fabrication
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    • Engineering(all)

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    Karki, D., & Chasey, A. D. (2003). Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities. In K. R. Molenaar, & P. S. Chinowsky (Eds.), Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress (pp. 121-129)

    Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities. / Karki, Digdarshan; Chasey, Allan D.

    Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress. ed. / K.R. Molenaar; P.S. Chinowsky. 2003. p. 121-129.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Karki, D & Chasey, AD 2003, Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities. in KR Molenaar & PS Chinowsky (eds), Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress. pp. 121-129, Construction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress, Honolulu, HI., United States, 3/19/03.
    Karki D, Chasey AD. Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities. In Molenaar KR, Chinowsky PS, editors, Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress. 2003. p. 121-129
    Karki, Digdarshan ; Chasey, Allan D. / Resource Modeling for Advanced Technology Facilities. Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress. editor / K.R. Molenaar ; P.S. Chinowsky. 2003. pp. 121-129
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