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Scheduling decisions and their dynamic consequences on construction performance

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Authors

Park, Moonseo; Kim, Wooyoung; Yoon, Yousang; Nepal, Madhav Prasad

Issue Date
2010-05
Publisher
Springer Verlag
Citation
KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, Vol.14, No.3, pp.251-259
Keywords
schedulingresourcesproductivitydynamicsconstruction sites
Abstract
Construction practitioners often experience unexpected results of their scheduling-related decisions. This is mainly due to lack of understanding of the dynamic nature of construction system. However, very little attention has been given to its significant importance and few empirical studies have been undertaken on this issue. This paper, therefore, analyzes the effect of aggressive scheduling, overtime, resource adding, and schedule slippage on construction performance, focusing on workers' reactions to those scheduling decisions. Survey data from 102 construction practitioners in 38 construction sites are used for the analysis. The results indicate that efforts to increase work rate by working overtime, resource adding, and aggressive scheduling can be offset due to losses in productivity and quality. Based on the research findings, practical guidelines are then discussed to help site managers to effectively deal with the dynamics of scheduling and improve construction performance.
ISSN
1226-7988
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/81013
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-010-0251-0
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