Time Space Scheduling Method

by Oldrich Stradal, Dr. Sci. Prof.; Inst. of Construction Management, Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech., Zurich-8093 Zurich-Honggerberg, Switzerland,
Josef Cacha, Civ. Engrg. Master of Science Research Fellow; Inst. of Construction Management, Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech., Zurich--8093 Zurich-Honggerberg, Switzerland,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 3, Pg. 445-457

Document Type: Journal Paper


A construction scheduling technique is presented which is, in many cases, more advantageous than bar charts and network schedules, particularly for repetitive activities and for scheduling the work in sections of a project (floors, bridge spans, road and sewage sections, etc.). The technique is labeled the time space scheduling technique because it shows clearly the connections of activities, their duration times, and sections (space) where they take place in a given time. The principal organization of the construction process is described. Examples of the application of time space scheduling are given for the pump foundation in a pipeline, construction of an apartment house, a multistoried concrete building, a road section, and a railway bridge. The time space scheduling technique is compared to bar charts and network scheduling techniques. Advantages and limitations are examined.

Subject Headings: Scheduling | Infrastructure construction | Highways and roads | Bridge foundations | Residential buildings | Railroad bridges | Construction methods | Floors

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