Potential Misuse of Construction Scheduling Software

by John W. Melin, Univ of Illinois, United States,
Amr Hassanein, Univ of Illinois, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


The advent of microcomputers, coupled together with the development of many easy to use and economical scheduling packages, has placed a very powerful tool in the hands of construction schedulers who may have limited construction site experiences. Using these powerful tools, in many cases, very detailed schedules are being produced, and these are advertised as an improved plan for scheduling, controlling and tracking a construction project. The observations and analysis presented in this paper came out of current studies conducted at the University of Illinois on crew design methodology and activity definition for constructibility. These studies included knowledge acquisition processes, which involved interviews with numerous contractors and subcontractors.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Construction management | Scheduling | Computer software | Construction equipment | Computer analysis | Coupling | Economic factors

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