Location-Based Management for Construction Planning, by Russell Kenley

By Russell Kenley

With large case reviews for representation, this can be a practitioner's consultant to a wholly new creation method for development management using flowline scheduling.

Covering the total technique of featuring a accomplished administration system – from layout, via size, scheduling, and visualization and control – its emphasis is on decreasing fee and lengthening quality.

Drawing its elements jointly right into a administration method, the authors not just contain conception and causes of ways and why it really works, but additionally study and present a suite of equipment for winning venture implementation.

Perfect as a how-to consultant for researchers and complex development scholars to find the straightforward software of the recent innovations, and worthwhile for buying the sensible instruments for making plans and controlling projects.

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While the development of these methodologies is covered in greater detail in Chapters 2 and 3, the following discussion presents an overview. A dominant (activity-based) methodology Activity-based scheduling is the current dominant scheduling technique and was first developed in the 1950s. I. du Pont de Nemours (DuPont) initiated research in 1956 which led to the seminal work of Kelley and Walker at the Univac Applications Research Centre in 1957. Papers by Kelley and Walker illustrated the model.

Such a model suits very well any project where activities are completely discrete and have no correlation. Consider the typical NASA or military project. These generally revolve around single location assembly (such as a missile or space vehicle) of many complex and pre-assembled components, with assembly organised sequentially but with parallel execution—a context most suitably planned with activity-based techniques and yielding a critical path. The character of an ideal activity-based schedule for projects may be described as: • • • • • • Dominated by discrete locations Involving much prefabrication of components Complex assembly of prefabricated components, involving discrete activities Highly sequential, in that long-duration activities are not running simultaneously One of many critical paths may be identified Resource management is a time/resource optimisation problem.

7) If the maximum time available for a job equals its duration the job is called critical. A delay in a critical job will cause a comparable delay in the project comple( 0) tion time. A project will contain critical jobs only when λ = t n . If a project does contain critical jobs, then it also contains at least one contiguous path of critical jobs through the project diagram from origin to terminus. Such a path is called a critical path. If the maximum time available for a job exceeds its duration, the job is called a floater.

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