Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods

Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods
Author: Li-hui Zhang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 0128018313
ISBN 13: 9780128018316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods is the first book to comprehensively, and systematically, review new methods for scheduling repetitive projects that have been developed in response to the weaknesses of the most popular method for project scheduling, the Critical Path Method (CPM). As projects with significant levels of repetitive scheduling are common in construction and engineering, especially construction of buildings with multiple stories, highways, tunnels, pipelines, power distribution networks, and so on, the book fills a much needed gap, introducing the main repetitive project scheduling methods, both comprehensively and systematically. Users will find valuable information on core methodologies, including how to identify the controlling path and controlling segment, how to convert RSM to a network model, and examples based on practical scheduling problems. Introduces the repetitive scheduling method with analysis of the pros and cons, as well as the latest developments Discusses the two basic theoretical topics, identifying the controlling path and transferring the RSM to a network model Focuses on practical problems and algorithms Provides an essential resource for researchers, managers, and engineers in the field of engineering project and construction management

Repetitive Project Planner

Repetitive Project Planner
Author: I-Tung Yang
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054296069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling

Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling
Author: Mario Vanhoucke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN 10: 3642404383
ISBN 13: 9783642404382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling Book Review:

The topic of this book is known as dynamic scheduling, and is used to refer to three dimensions of project management and scheduling: the construction of a baseline schedule and the analysis of a project schedule’s risk as preparation of the project control phase during project progress. This dynamic scheduling point of view implicitly assumes that the usability of a project’s baseline schedule is rather limited and only acts as a point of reference in the project life cycle. Consequently, a project schedule should especially be considered as nothing more than a predictive model that can be used for resource efficiency calculations, time and cost risk analyses, project tracking and performance measurement, and so on. In this book, the three dimensions of dynamic scheduling are highlighted in detail and are based on and inspired by a combination of academic research studies at Ghent University (www.ugent.be), in-company trainings at Vlerick Business School (www.vlerick.com) and consultancy projects at OR-AS (www.or-as.be). First, the construction of a project baseline schedule is a central theme throughout the various chapters of the book, and is discussed from a complexity point of view with and without the presence of project resources. Second, the creation of an awareness of the weak parts in a baseline schedule is discussed at the end of the two baseline scheduling parts as schedule risk analysis techniques that can be applied on top of the baseline schedule. Third, the baseline schedule and its risk analyses can be used as guidelines during the project control step where actual deviations can be corrected within the margins of the project’s time and cost reserves. The second edition of this book has seen corrections, additions and amendments in detail throughout the book. Moreover Chapter 15 on "Dynamic Scheduling with ProTrack" has been completely rewritten and extended with a section on "ProTrack as a research tool".

Programming and Scheduling Techniques

Programming and Scheduling Techniques
Author: Thomas Uher,Adam S. Zantis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136860509
ISBN 13: 9781136860508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming and Scheduling Techniques Book Review:

This textbook focuses on the theoretical and practical skills needed when planning and scheduling projects. As well as serving as a guide to best practice, a broad range of techniques are examined and compared to help readers understand their full range of options. Whilst this book will also prove invaluable as a reference for professionals, it has been written for students studying project management modules with planning content.

Project Planning and Control Techniques

Project Planning and Control Techniques
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004916852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neural Network Computing Model for Highway Construction Project Scheduling and Management

Neural Network Computing Model for Highway Construction Project Scheduling and Management
Author: Hojjat Adeli
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556031844707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Network Computing Model for Highway Construction Project Scheduling and Management Book Review:

A general mathematical formulation has been developed for scheduling of construction projects and applied to the problem of highway construction scheduling. Repetitive and non-repetitive tasks, work continuity considerations, multiple-crew strategies, and the effects of varying job conditions on the performance of a crew can be modeled. An optimization formulation is presented for the construction project scheduling problem with the goal of minimizing the direct construction cost. The nonlinear optimization problem is then solved by the recently patented neural dynamics model of Adeli and Park (United States patent number 5,815,394 issued on September 29, 1998). For any given construction duration, the model yields the optimum construction schedule for minimum construction cost automatically. By varying the construction duration, one can solve the cost-duration trade-off problem and obtain the global optimum schedule and the corresponding minimum construction cost.

Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management

Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management
Author: Hojjat Adeli,Asim Karim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 0203302230
ISBN 13: 9780203302231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management presents a general mathematical formula for the scheduling of construction projects. Using this formula, repetitive and non-repetitive tasks, work continuity considerations, multiple-crew strategies, and the effects of varying job conditions on the performance of a crew can be modelled.L This book presents an entirely new approach to the construction scheduling problem. It provides a practical methodology which will be of great benefit to all those involved in construction scheduling and cost optimization, including construction engineers, highway engineers, transportation engineers, contractors and architects. It will also be useful for researchers, and graduates on courses in construction scheduling and planning.

Location-Based Management for Construction

Location-Based Management for Construction
Author: Russell Kenley,Olli Seppänen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 113419904X
ISBN 13: 9781134199044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Location-Based Management for Construction Book Review:

With extensive case studies for illustration, this is a practitioner's guide to an entirely new production system for construction management using flowline scheduling. Covering the entire process of presenting a comprehensive management system – from design, through measurement, scheduling, and visualization and control – its emphasis is on reducing cost and increasing quality. Drawing its components together into a management system, the authors not only include theory and explanations of how and why it works, but also examine and present a suite of methods for successful project implementation. Perfect as a how-to guide for researchers and advanced construction students to discover the simple application of the new techniques, and invaluable for acquiring the practical tools for planning and controlling projects.

CPM in Construction Management

CPM in Construction Management
Author: James Jerome O'Brien,Fredric L. Plotnick
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780071344401
ISBN 13: 0071344403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CPM in Construction Management Book Review:

Tried and true CPM scheduling streamliner. Now in its 5th edition, this must-have resource for using Critical Path Method shows you exactly how to build speed, accuracy, and flexibility into construction project scheduling. CPM in Construction Management by award-winning author James J. O'Brien provides in-depth coverage of Primavera's CPM software which dominates the industry. Brand new CPM software accompanies new example cases that bring you up-to-date with today's construction situations. This complete package helps you run a tight construction ship with all you need to know about: event time computations; procurement; preconstruction; monitoring project progress; cost control; equipment and workforce planning; precedents networks; CPM in claims and litigations; and DOZENS of other CPM factors.

The Linear Programing Optimization Model Guideline for Repetitive Activities Scheduling in Construction Projects

The Linear Programing Optimization Model Guideline for Repetitive Activities Scheduling in Construction Projects
Author: Juan Diego García Nieves
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1157966674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Linear Programing Optimization Model Guideline for Repetitive Activities Scheduling in Construction Projects Book Review:

Repetitiveness in project's activities has gained an important role in the construction industry. Multiple linear scheduling methods have been proposed in order to fully take advantage of the spatial and temporal information these type of project can provide to practitioners. Rate of executions, activity fragmentation, multiple execution crews working simultaneously and relationships between activities in the sub-activity level, are some of the key schedule characteristics that are now tangible and perceptible. Besides the advances in the optimization models in these field, to the extent of the authors knowledge, there is still pending a complete guide (or procedure) and flexible mathematical linear programming formulation that allow practitioners to easily and jointly solve the Resource allocation problem, RCPSP and TCTP, taking into account as many scheduling properties, benefits and challenges that linear scheduling of repetitive activities imply. In this order of ideas, the following paper shows a complete guide and computational experimentation, of a novel mathematical model that can be easily used by practitioners in order to optimize construction schedules considering as much extent of the time and space conditions repetitive projects offer.

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction
Author: David R. Pierce, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 1118367804
ISBN 13: 9781118367803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction Book Review:

First published in 1988 by RS Means, the new edition of Project Scheduling and Management for Construction has been substantially revised for students enrolled in construction management and civil engineering programs. While retaining its emphasis on developing practical, professional-level scheduling skills, the new edition is a relatable, real-world case study that can be used over the course of a semester. The book also includes classroom elements like exercises, quizzes, skill-building exercises, as well as an instructor's manual including two additional new cases.

The Line-of-balance Method

The Line-of-balance Method
Author: Philip Lumsden
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780080055251
ISBN 13: 0080055257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Optimal Crew Routing for Linear Repetitive Projects Using Graph Theory and Entropy Maximization Metric

Optimal Crew Routing for Linear Repetitive Projects Using Graph Theory and Entropy Maximization Metric
Author: Ahmed Gouda Mohamed,American University in Cairo. Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:908180290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Crew Routing for Linear Repetitive Projects Using Graph Theory and Entropy Maximization Metric Book Review:

Abstract: Construction projects that contain several identical or similar units are usually known as repetitive or linear projects. Repetitive projects are regarded as a wide umbrella that includes various categories of construction projects and represents a considerable portion of the construction industry, and contain uniform repetition of work. CPM has been proved to be inefficient in scheduling linear projects because CPM does not address two key aspects, which are maintaining crew work continuity, and achieving a constant rate of progress to meet a given deadline. Line-of-balance (LOB) is a linear scheduling methodology that produces a work schedule in which resource allocation is automatically performed to provide a continuous and uninterrupted use of resource. The fundamental principles of LOB have several shortfalls that raise many concerns about LOB, which need to be attuned and improved in order to suit the nature of construction projects. Hence, this thesis proposes a hybrid approach for scheduling linear projects that stresses on the limitation of LOB scheduling technique. To meet the physical limitation of resources in linear projects, this study presents a flexible optimization model for resolving resource constraint dilemma in linear scheduling problems .The proposed model utilizes a MATLAB code as the searching algorithm to automate the model formulation. The novelty of this model is supplementing a new optimization engine and a decision supporting system that formulate the optimal crews routing between different activities in different units and guarantee the optimal crew distribution for cost efficiency. This model investigates the mechanics of allocating a multi- task skilled workforce between different activities in different units that can lead to increased productivity, flexibility, and work continuity; besides, this model has the capability of accurately identifying the critical path in linear projects. Furthermore, to avoid day-to-day fluctuation in resource demands, this study encompasses a simulation model for handling the resource leveling in linear construction projects. The proposed model was implemented using crystal ball ribbon based on an entropy maximization metric. The entropy-maximization method accounts for such possibility of allowing activity duration to be stretched or crunched relying on activity type without affecting total completion date of a project and provides more optimized resource allocation solutions. A case study for a 4-km sewage pipeline is used to demonstrate the capability of the proposed models, which illustrates the implementation of the proposed models in construction projects.

Canadian journal of civil engineering

Canadian journal of civil engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122661890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Computer-Based Construction Project Management: Pearson New International Edition

Computer-Based Construction Project Management: Pearson New International Edition
Author: Tarek Hegazy
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 1292053569
ISBN 13: 9781292053561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer-Based Construction Project Management: Pearson New International Edition Book Review:

For senior-level courses in Construction Project Management, and undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Computer-Aided Construction Management. This text views basic project management concepts from an information technology perspective. It contains comprehensive coverage of quantitative construction management techniques for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost optimization, cash flow analysis, bidding, and project control. All concepts are presented both manually and on computer applications, with a single case study to clearly demonstrate the evolution of concepts in the successive chapters.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Author: Saleh A. Mubarak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 0470919957
ISBN 13: 9780470919958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Construction Congress V

Construction Congress V
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers. Construction Division
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 1080
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041775282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Congress V Book Review:

This collection contains more than 130 papers presented at the Fifth Construction Congress, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5-7, 1997.

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Eugenio Pellicer,Víctor Yepes,José C. Teixeira,Helder P. Moura,Joaquín Catalá
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN 10: 1118539605
ISBN 13: 9781118539606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Book Review:

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects. With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

A Production Scheduling Model for Repetitive Manufacturing Systems

A Production Scheduling Model for Repetitive Manufacturing Systems
Author: Bret Joseph Wagner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293014201358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multiple Project Resource Scheduling for Construction

Multiple Project Resource Scheduling for Construction
Author: Theerathon Tharachai
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059189491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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