A Disturbance Scheduling Technique for Managing Renovation Work.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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The objective of this thesis is to develop a method for better managing renovation construction. First, a case study is undertaken to investigate managerial and technical issues peculiar to the renovation process. Results are supplemented by findings from interviews with the New England Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and lead to the formulation of a generic model of the renovation process addressing the topics of project procurement, management, and organization. Taking into account the aspects of the generic model developed, a new four-phase Disturbance Scheduling Technique is presented. It is based on the Critical Path Method but resolves current shortcomings in its application to renovation construction. Phase I of the technique establishes an initial, unconstrained logic network. Phase 2 results in a prioritized list of disturbance concerns. Phase 3 applies a new algorithm to systematically relax these disturbance constraints by employing time scaling of the project network, objective scheduling rules, and integration of the Line of Balance method. Resource allocation is applied as a subsidiary consideration in Phase 4 to arrive at a total project plan. Keywords Construction engineering Network analysis.
- Civil Engineering