Scheduling Principles of the Miami Metromover Project

by George Navarrete, Metro-Dade Transit Agency, Miami, United States,
Irtishad Ahmad, Metro-Dade Transit Agency, Miami, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


Large and complex construction projects with many interfaces among multiple prime contractors present extraordinary challenges to the owner and project manager. Project management techniques and the scheduling principles of the owner must be congruous to meet these challenges. This paper uses the ongoing Metromover Extension Project in Miami as a case study to describe how these challenges are being met using suitable scheduling principles. It is argued that the implementation of the specific principles discussed in this paper such as the cost-loaded CPM network and complimentary contract specifications are important factors that would allow the owner to meet the goal of on-time project completion.

Subject Headings: Scheduling | Construction management | Contracts and subcontracts | Owners | Project management | Critical path method | Case studies | Construction costs | Florida | United States | Miami

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