Micro-Computer Based Linear Scheduling Application for Highway Construction Project Control, HR-339A, 1995

(1995) Micro-Computer Based Linear Scheduling Application for Highway Construction Project Control, HR-339A, 1995. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This report describes a new approach to the problem of scheduling highway construction type projects. The technique can accurately model linear activities and identify the controlling activity path on a linear schedule. Current scheduling practices are unable to accomplish these two tasks with any accuracy for linear activities, leaving planners and manager suspicious of the information they provide. Basic linear scheduling is not a new technique, and many attempts have been made to apply it to various types of work in the past. However, the technique has never been widely used because of the lack of an analytical approach to activity relationships and development of an analytical approach to determining controlling activities. The Linear Scheduling Model (LSM) developed in this report, completes the linear scheduling technique by adding to linear scheduling all of the analytical capabilities, including computer applications, present in CPM scheduling today. The LSM has tremendous potential, and will likely have a significant impact on the way linear construction is scheduled in the future.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Construction scheduling, Data processing, Mathematical models, Microcomputers, Road construction Scheduling, Linear scheduling
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
ID Code: 17069
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2014 16:49
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 19:28
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17069