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Jeric Borja
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anyone who could help me create a construction planning standard procedure? any guidelines or advise would be appreciated.

Thanks
Jeric

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Alex Wong
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Gee planner are getting cranky here !!

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Dear cunning fox planners,

just check the two papers by gary france. They may help u more.

http://www.planningengineers.org/publications/papers_download.aspx?id=46

http://www.planningengineers.org/publications/papers_download.aspx?id=40

Cheers,

Rav
Oliver Melling
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Mike,

For people who ask for simple planning guidance the plan must be EXTRA cunning.

In fact, it must be so cunning, you could stick a tale on it and call it a weasel!

Oliver
Mike Testro
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Hi Oliver

Ok you saw through my cunning plan.

Best regards

Mike T.
Oliver Melling
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10 Activities linked Finish to Start is surely better?
Mike Testro
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Hi Oliver

Yes this simple activity cascade is the building block for the programme.

Going down the list add suitable descriptions such a Site Clearance - Reduce Level Dig - Piling Mat - Piling etc etc.
Delete surplus activities and summarise the cascade as a sutable location - Block 1 for instance.
Generate the durations using resource modelling.
Copy and paste for other blocks ie Block 1 - 2 - 3 etc.
Summarise all these blocks as Piling works and then go on to the next sequence.
Using this system I can knock out a complex tender programme of 1500 activities in less than 2 days.

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Mike T.
Oliver Melling
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10 activities linked start to finish?
Mike Testro
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Hi Oliver

Wrong guess.

This is a quick start up method using powerproject software. I use it all the time.

Best regards

Mike T.
Oliver Melling
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Mike,

I’m guessing this is a joke?

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Mike Testro
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Hi Jeric

Start with the basics.

1. Set up a calendar that suits the area’s public holidays.
2. Set up your work pattern that relates to the work hours on site.
3. Set up a resource called "hours" that is modelled on Duration / Gang size. (The hours are to be extracted from the cost plan)
4. Set up the start date on the time bar.
5. Draw one single bar on your chart and allocate the Calendar - Work pattern and resource to it. (give it a duration of 5 days)and call it Activity 1.
6. Copy and paste the activity about 10 times and link them up start to finish.
7. You now have a basic template for any construction programme - this is using the "bottom up" method.
8. Save the file for future use.