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Project Management Tools or Techniques for Airport Project Construction/Expansion

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Nathan Siva
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Hi Experts,

I'm currently looking for what are the best tools or techniques used for airport project construction/Expansion/Renuavation

Kindly suggest me some books or article/blogs which has the following information,

1.Comparision of Project management techniques of different project

2.Tools used for succesful project management in airport

3.Best methods of project management ideas in airport

Thanks in advance

Regards,

Nathan.

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Se de Leon
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If you're looking for a project management software specifically used for airport construction, I don't think there is one based on my 2 airport project I got involved in the past.  We used Primavera and MS Project for scheduling.  What helped me tremendously is when I bought a book about airport design and understanding the various systems working in an airport and how they interface with each other.  Also important is to understand how important to have a detailed plan for the Operational Readiness Testing & Trials.  This can make or break success for an airport opening.

David Manna
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I can suggest a tool that I am using to manage team projects and daily to do lists. It's called Fluxes, a free web based project management tool. It's a very simple yet powerful tool.  

Zoltan Palffy
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on a large project like that you will need some type of change management system

document control system 

and Project management reporting system

dependent upon your roll Typically on large projects it wil be brokendown into smaller projects and these project will bid and let ias individual contracts. You will need some type of CRS contract reporting syetms to monitor the cost, schedule, risk and change management on an individual contrat level and then be able to rol it up to  a whole program level. 

This is the concept the tools that you choose to use are up to you. 

Nathan Siva
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Dear Zoltan,

Thanks for your quick response, I understand the need of primavera in project management.

 

Apart from that what are the methodologies/techniques/tools used for Preparation,Design,Procurement,Testing & commisioning Closeout & Handover,Interface management and Risk Management in airport project

If Possible kindly suggest some blogs or website for understanding the above concepts.

 

Thanks in advance,

Nathan.

 

Zoltan, you found it hard to beleive that there is any one software tool that is more suitable than another because you are not familiar with Spider Project.

Best Regards,

Vladimir

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I do not believe tools do not matter, it is an illusion. 

Zoltan Palffy
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I find it hard to beleive that there is any one software tool that is more suitable than another for airport construction. The specific working environment should not matter. You can use the same project management tools to construct an airport as you would a nuclear power plant. Its bricks amd sticks sure you wil have to add some Phasing and swing space work but thats no big deal.

From a scheduling persepctive I know that Primavera can handle it bcause I was personally involed in and Airport expansion  project for 15 years and we used Primavera. You need a software tool that can handle multiple projects in the same database and has the ability to link projects together which Primavera does. 

I am not that familiar with Spider or Asta so I can not speak for them. But if this project is in the US then 99% of the General Contractors will be running Primavera anyway. 

Project Control Methodologies were described here: http://www.spiderproject.com/images/img/pdf/General%20Project%20Manageme...

In this paper project management tools that are used with Spider Project are described:

http://www.spiderproject.com/images/img/pdf/General%20Project%20Manageme...

Spider Project was successfully used for such projects in Russia and it is most functional and powerful tool.

Visit www.spiderproject.com where you can download Spider Project Demo and other papers and presentatins that may be helpful.

Let me know if you will have any questions.

Best Regards,

Vladimir