CRITICAL PATH EVALUATIONS OF CONSTRUCTION WORK CHANGES AND DELAYS

AFTER DISCUSSING THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF REALISTIC DETERMINATIONS OF THE EFFECTS OF WORK CHANGES AND DELAYS IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS UNDER CURRENT GENERAL CONDITIONS, THIS PAPER PRESENTS A NEW AND PRACTICAL METHOD FOR THEIR EQUITABLE EVALUATION AND PROPER APPORTIONMENT, BOTH AS TO TIME AND COST, BASED UPON CRITICAL PATH NETWORK ANALYSIS. THIS METHOD ENVISAGES THAT THE CONTRACT SCHEDULE INCLUDES SEPARATE ITEMS FOR INDIRECT PROJECT COSTS, AND THAT THE CONTRACTOR'S WORKS PROGRAM (UPON WHICH HIS PRICE WAS BASED) FORMS PART OF THE CONTRACT. ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF THE CONCEPT INCLUDE PROGRESSIVE DOCUMENTATION OF ACTIVITY STATUS AS AFFECTED BY CHANGE ORDERS AND DELAYS (HOWEVER ARISING) THROUGHOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD AND PROGRESSIVE PLOTTING OF TIME-SCALED "FACTUAL" NETWORKS AS THE WORK IS EXECUTED. IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED TO FOUR MAJOR PROJECTS NOW COMPLETED. BY THIS TECHNIQUE THE OVERALL EFFECTS OF ALL WORK CHANGES AND DELAYS CAN BE EVALUATED IN DETAIL, AND PROPERLY APPORTIONED BETWEEN THE PARTIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol Ceii, NO 1, PP 31-39, 4 FIG, 6 REF, 8 APP
  • Authors:
    • Antill, J M
  • Publication Date: 1969-4

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  • Accession Number: 00215254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1970 12:00AM