Network Analysis and Construction Planning

by Shlomo Peer, Head and Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Construction Management and Economics, Building Res. Station, and Faculty of Civ. Engrg., Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa, Israel,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 203-210


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The inadequacy of network analysis and resource allocation techniques in producing a workable schedule for site management is examined in relation to the basic principles of planning the construction process. Choice of the critical production line, in terms of cost calculations or limited resources, must be one of the first steps. The rate of progress of all other production lines must be adjusted to the line so chosen. Distinction is called for in the planning procedure between four different categories of activities, according to their influence on the production process. Since for the bulk of the activities in the construction duration is a function of the crew size, balancing of the whole construction process into a comprehensive system of production necessitates planning techniques based on an input of fundamental production data, e.g., quantities of work, production rates, and other production characteristics.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Network analysis | Resource management | Construction sites | Data processing | Scheduling | Site investigation

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