MICRO-COMPUTER BASED LINEAR SCHEDULING APPLICATION FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTROL. FINAL REPORT

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.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Ames, IA  United States  50011

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Rowings, J E
    • Harmelink, D J
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 213 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Iowa DOT Project HR-339A, ISU-ERI-Ames-96096
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1996 12:00AM