With extensive case studies for illustration, this is a practitioner's guide to an entirely new production system for construction management using flowline scheduling.
Covering the entire process of presenting a comprehensive management system – from design, through measurement, scheduling, and visualization and control – its emphasis is on reducing cost and increasing quality.
Drawing its components together into a management system, the authors not only include theory and explanations of how and why it works, but also examine and present a suite of methods for successful project implementation.
Perfect as a how-to guide for researchers and advanced construction students to discover the simple application of the new techniques, and invaluable for acquiring the practical tools for planning and controlling projects.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Section 1: Construction Planning 2. The Development of Project Scheduling 3. Combining CPM and Location-Based Planning 4. Planning for Lean Construction 5. Flowline Methodologies 6. Implementation Section 2: Construction Control 7. Theory of Control in Construction 8. Tools for Controlling Construction 9. Control Methodologies 10. Implementation Section 3: Practical Planning for Projects 11. Planning Project Types 12. Case Study 1 13. Case Study 2 14. Case Study 3 15. Case Study 4
Russell Kenley, author of Financing Construction: Cash flows and cash farming is Professor of Construction at Unitec New Zealand. In addition to his work on financial management of construction, he has 18 years' experience in planning the management of construction projects, including applying manual flowline techniques to improve production on many construction projects.
Olli Seppänen is the developer of new software tools to support location-based methods for construction work of various types. In particular he is the developer of DynaProject, a powerful tool for planning and controlling many forms of construction using flowline methods, as well as DynaRoad, a highly innovative tool for optimising mass-haul and planning and controlling linear construction works.
"Location Based Management for Construction: Planning, Schedulling and Control by Kenley and Seppännen is the new 'Bible' for learning about Location Based Techniques."
"This book is ideally suited for advanced scheduling courses and Masters level programmes where 'beyond the basics' can be covered."
- Construction Management and Economics