Linear scheduling Infrastructure construction projects:
At these sites, work types, components and activities are spread over a distance or area at different locations.
Characteristic are repetitive activities in different locations. Overlaps in one place at the same time has to be avoided. On the other hand a timewise, technically and cost-optimized sequence is to be created. In addition, other planning dimensions must be considered:
Some of many questions:
How can I communicate my extensive and detailed schedule so that it can be captured quickly and easily?
How is the work interlinked in different lots, structures and different contractors?
How track posessions can be used for construction work, runs and transports?
Access Restrictions: How and when do we perform work in places where we have limited access?
What materials, equipment and teams are needed when and where?
Can materials be delivered in time to the appropriate locations or removed from there?
Hass haulage: How can I optimize the routes and number of devices in terms of cost and operation?
Is accesses to the construction locations given? What structures have to be completed when – to ensure the overall process?
How are construction activities coordinated in different locations?
Which dependencies exist between different construction locations / buildings / lots?
What costs arise in terms of time and how can these be presented?
How do I plan my construction site logistics: Site access, equipment and material supply, mass haulage
What effect do plan changes and shifts in one location have on other locations?
How can I develop and compare different schedule scenarios?
How can I compare planned performance and actual performance?
Special Presentation of the Schedule
To plan all these many details, and above all – to communicate to the plan receiver – special representations of the schedule is required. The usual representation of schedules in the columnn based bar chart (Gantt chart) is not enough, because the local conditions can not be represented. Thus the understanding of the schedule remains insufficient. The project schedule of infrastructure construction sites requires special presentations:
Presentation of Schedules for Infrastructure construction projects:
Two kind of presentations are used in practice:
Project lifecycle for linear scheduling and phase maps
It has been shown that these graphical representations can be meaningfully used in different forms throughout the entire project lifecycle. For the most part they serve communication: e.g. of the feasibility, scenario analysis, project tender, procurement schedule, execution plans with target / actual comparisons, faults in the construction process and presentation of the effects.