Accession Number : ADA228902


Title :   Scheduling for Cost-Plus Construction Projects. Volume 1. Lessons Learned and PROMAN User's Guide


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : East, E W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a228902.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : In cost-plus fixed fee contracts, the contractor is paid based on the actual costs incurred plus some graded incentive fee, rather than on a fixed bid. The larger the project, the more critical it becomes to ensure that the impact of all schedule changes be efficiently analyzed, so that the contractor can complete intermediate milestones as well as the entire project on time. Commercially available scheduling software does perform many of the necessary analyses, but cannot filter data in ways that are useful to schedule reviewers. In planning large projects, there is an acute need for supplemental software that can process scheduling data to make it immediately useful to schedule reviewers. The PROMAN (PROject MANagement) microcomputer-based schedule analysis software was developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory to provide several tools to help evaluate progress of the construction project, to assess the impact of schedule changes upon the project, and to provide other assistance instruction schedule management. In this study, PROMAN was employed on a large cost-plus project undertaken by the Corps of Engineers in the construction of the National Test Facility (NTF) in Colorado Springs, CO. (KR)


Descriptors :   *SCHEDULING , *CONSTRUCTION , *COST OVERRUNS , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , MICROCOMPUTERS , FILTERS , TEST FACILITIES , PLANNING , TIME , IMPACT , MANAGEMENT , LESSONS LEARNED , USER MANUALS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE