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Through an introduction to details of construction scheduling techniques and use of professional scheduling tools, this subject articulates the clear processes of logical development of time program for construction activities in projects. Real-life case projects are used for students to explore the concepts of activity definition, activity sequencing, resource allocation and resource leveling in the time schedule development process. Organised as a working seminar, the subject exposes students to clear visualisation of the construction processes and logical placement of construction activities whilst enabling them to understand underlying constraints in the schedule development context.
Intended learning outcomes
- To teach students how to optimise construction time in a range of residential and commercial projects;
- To provide a framework for evaluating alternative construction methods and implications in schedule;
- To optimise the use of resources such as people, materials, equipment, and capital;
- To provide the early warning of potential problems and set priorities; and
- To develop skills and training on professional scheduling tools such as MS Project and Primavera.
At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- Ability to visualise constructability issues;
- Ability to map or imagine construction processes in the context of timely project completion;
- Ability to examine alternative construction methods and the results of ripple effects;
- Ability to appreciate the effectiveness of construction schedule in overall time control in projects.
Last updated: 3 November 2022