Dade County Rapid Transit: Management Scheduling Techniques

by Ronald S. Steiner, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Fogel & Assoc., Inc., New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 150-158

Document Type: Journal Paper


In order to reduce the size and maintenance problems of CPM schedules for large public works programs, a system of summarization networking was developed and utilized on the Dade County, Miami, Transit Program. By summarizing contractor provided CPM schedules into a 2,000 activity management network while working directly with the contractor's networks, the control of a large public works program is greatly simplified. Additional summarization by computer is provided for by means of a unique coding structure which allows for reducing the 2,000 activities to higher levels of detail and ultimately to a one activity definition of the entire program. It is believed that by reducing the bulk of CPM scheduling, the respect and usage it deserves will again increase.

Subject Headings: Critical path method | Rapid transit systems | Scheduling | Contractors and subcontractors | Maintenance | Public transportation | Computer software | Terminology and definition | Miami | Florida | United States

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