VPM Scheduling for High-Rise Buildings

by James J. O'Brien, (M.ASCE), Part.; James J. O'Brien, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 895-905

Document Type: Journal Paper


Network scheduling is a definite improvement over traditional scheduling methods, but it has fallen short of expectations on high-rise building construction. High-rise construction develops into two distinctive stages: (1)Basic development; and (2)the typical vertical floor. The Vertical Production Method (VPM) is a graphical scheduling method based upon a network base, but recognizing the controlling nature of the intercrew production relationship in the implementation of high-rise construction.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Scheduling | High-rise buildings | Construction management | Floors | Graphic methods

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