repetitive project scheduling

Repetitive Project Scheduling  Theory And Methods
Author: Li-hui Zhang
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2015-07-02
Pages: 112
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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
Author: I-Tung Yang
Publisher:
Release Date: 2002
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Optimal Scheduling And Resource Utilization For Repetitive Construction Projects
Author: Ayman Abdullah Altuwaim
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
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Programming And Scheduling Techniques
Author: Thomas Uher
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Pages: 304
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Scheduling And Cost Optimization Of Repetitive Projects Using Heuristically Guided Genetic Algorithms
Author: Nagib Wassef
Publisher:
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 190
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Project Management With Dynamic Scheduling
Author: Mario Vanhoucke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-29
Pages: 318
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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".

Advances In Civil Engineering And Building Materials
Author: Shuenn-Yih Chang
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Pages: 974
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials presents the state-of-the-art development in: - Structural Engineering - Road & Bridge Engineering- Geotechnical Engineering- Architecture & Urban Planning- Transportation Engineering- Hydraulic Engineering - Engineering Management- Computational Mechanics- Construction Technology- Buildi

Neural Network Computing Model For Highway Construction Project Scheduling And Management
Author: Hojjat Adeli
Publisher:
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 174
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Optimal Crew Routing For Linear Repetitive Projects Using Graph Theory And Entropy Maximization Metric
Author: Ahmed Gouda Mohamed
Publisher:
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 304
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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.

The Linear Programing Optimization Model Guideline For Repetitive Activities Scheduling In Construction Projects
Author: Juan Diego García Nieves
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Release Date: 2018*
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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.

Construction Scheduling  Cost Optimization And Management
Author: Hojjat Adeli
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Pages: 352
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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.

Project Management Handbook
Author: Uddesh Kohli
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Pages: 518
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Project Management Handbook aims to help project managers imbibe these skills and deliver. It covers within its ambit project management techniques and practices employed for formulating a project and managing its scope and integration of scope-related parameters. Also organization, time resources, costs, quality, procurement, risks and information system are discussed. Besides this, it includes cases on engineering and construction to enable project managers appreciate the nuances of project management.

Canadian Journal Of Civil Engineering
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Release Date: 2006
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Construction Management
Author: Eugenio Pellicer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Pages: 336
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Multiple Project Resource Scheduling For Construction
Author: Theerathon Tharachai
Publisher:
Release Date: 2004
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Tijdschrift Voor Economie En Management
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Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
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Proceedings Of The Tenth International Conference On Civil  Structural And Environmental Engineering Computing
Author: B. H. V. Topping
Publisher:
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 680
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Contains the abstracts of the contributed papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, held in Rome, Italy, 30 August - 2 September 2005. The length papers are available in electronic format on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Construction Business Management
Author: Nick B. Ganaway
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Pages: 224
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Only 43 per cent of U.S. construction firms remain in business after four years. Why? Inadequate management, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is surprising because most construction firms are formed by ambitious construction project managers, executives and tradesmen who have excelled at what they have been doing. But as experienced as these entrepreneurs may be, they are not likely prepared to take on the full range of responsibilities forced on them in managing the business of construction in its entirety. While this business failure rate and its causes are based on U.S. experience, available data from a number of other industrialized countries shows they are similar. This book describes in detail what the business side of the construction equation requires of the construction firm owner. The contractor who quickly learns these requirements can identify and avoid or manage around the pitfalls that cause the high failure rate in our industry and put his or her construction firm on a level playing field with the best-run companies in the business. The detailed duties of the owner, whether in the U.S., U.K., Australia or Canada, are a common theme throughout the book. The author, Nick Ganaway, speaks peer-to-peer, and the book is sprinkled with supporting examples from his own experience. He is immersed in the industry and this book is "based on the things I've learned, used, and refined as a light-commercial general contractor in the course of starting and operating my own construction firm for 25 years." The contractor doing $5 million or $50 million or more in annual sales or the equivalent amount in other countries, or the entrepreneur who is just starting up, can use the tried and proven material in this book to build a business that is profitable, enjoyable, and enduring. Additionally, the book devotes a chapter to specializing in chain-store construction.

Critical Path Analysis In Practice
Author: Gail Thornley
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 151
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1968 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Location Based Management For Construction
Author: Russell Kenley
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2006-09-27
Pages: 554
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.