American Society of Civil Engineers

EVMS for Nuclear Power Plant Construction: Variables for Theory and Implementation

by Y. Jung, (College of Architecture, Myongji University, Yongin 449-728, South Korea. E-mail:, B. S. Moon, (Plant Construction Information Team, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, Seoul 135-743, South Korea. E-mail:, and J. Y. Kim, (Defense/Public Division, Kongkwan Protech, Seoul 133-120, South Korea. E-mail:
Section: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, pp. 728-735, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering (2011)
Abstract: It is anticipated that there will be intense competition in the nuclear industry as the cost and time for nuclear power plant construction are expected to fall (Richardson 2010). In order to attain competitive advantages under the globalized market, utilizing advanced project control systems by integrating cost and time management is of great concern for practitioners as well as the researchers. In this context, the purpose of this paper is to identify major variables that characterize the real-world Earned Value Management System (EVMS) implementation for nuclear power plant construction. Distinct attributes of nuclear power plant construction were investigated first. Organizational policies, measurement techniques, data collection methods for nEVMS were then developed. A case-project is briefly introduced in order to validate the viability of proposed methodology. This study is conducted as part of effort developing an organization-wide EVMS system from an owner’s perspective.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Power plants
Nuclear power