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Homework 4 CEE 498: Construction Management Russel, Fall 2008 University of Wisconsin – Madison CEE 498 – Construction Management Homework #4 – Scheduling 1
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1. What are the different types of scheduling used in the construction industry? Briefly describe each of them. The three types are: Network Diagrams , Linear Schedules and Bar Charts Network Diagrams: Falls into 4 basic catagories: Precedence Diagram: Shows the relationships between each activity, specifically ranking in terms of importance. Critical Path: Shows the path or route that takes the longest time, and thus determines the overall throughput time of the process. The critical path only accounts for the activities that take the longest when compared to activities that can be done in parallel. Arrow Diagram – Uses dots and arrows to describe events and activities respectively. The diagram shows the relationships between events and activities. Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT). Used to represent the tasks needed to complete a project, specifically focused on the times involved in order to find the minimum time needed to complete the project. The PERT Network chart can be utilized in order to find the critical path. Linear Schedules : Used primarily in the construction industry to schedule repetitive activities. It is a graphical method that focuses on continuous resource utilization. Bar Charts
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