The Use of SIPS as a Productivity Improvement Tool

by Alvin F. Burkhart, Phelps, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


SIPS, an acronym for short interval production schedule, applies many of the earlier scheduling techniques to individual operations that are key or pacesetter operations on a project. The three major attributes that distinguish a SIPS from conventional scheduling procedures are: 1- only one specific operation is involved; 2- a much higher level of detail is developed; 3- personnel involvement and commitment of everyone contributing to the operation is built into the process of developing a SIPS. The net result is a detailed, crew level plan for completing one specific operation, safely, on schedule, and within budget.

Subject Headings: Scheduling | Construction management | Safety | Construction industry | Productivity | Budgets | Employees

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