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  • Construction CPM Network Requirements and Characteristics

    12-Dec-2016 Zoltan Palffy

    Title: "Construction CPM Network Requirements and Characteristics" by Zoltan Palffy Jr.

    Abstract:

    What Makes a Good Schedule? There are many things to consider when developing or reviewing a CPM schedule. What things should be incorporated into a schedule when developing or reviewing a schedule?

    This paper will provide a guideline as...

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  • A Guide to Interlinking Projects

    02-Dec-2016 Tim Neobard

    Title: "A guide to Interlinking Projects" by Tim Neobard

    There are a number of steps required to produce a fully integrated schedule.

    1. Identify driving interfaces & accountability between schedules
    2. Agree & document driving interfaces between accountable parties
    3. Agree methodology & accountability of linking programmes...
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  • Calendars as they apply to Construction Projects

    01-Sep-2016 David Doughty

    Title: "Calendars as they apply to Construction Projects"

    Author: David Doughty

    Abstract:

    Calendars are a critical component of any Construction Schedule. Carefully crafted Calendars will not only assist in the creation of a properly modeled plan, but also be helpful in its maintenance during the life of the project.  ...

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  • Developing Multi-Attributes Portfolio Selection Model For Downstream Oil & Gas Projects

    19-Aug-2016 Rico Milza

    Title "Developing Multi-Attributes Portfolio Selection Model For Downstream Oil & Gas Projects"

    By: Rico Milza

    Abstract:

    There are numbers of decision models available for evaluating and selecting potential projects within a corporation, from qualitative to quantitative. Each company, including Indonesian National Oil Company (NOC),...

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  • Analysis of Project Delay - Theoretical or Interrogation of the Facts?

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    Analysis of Project Delay - Theoretical or Interrogation of the Facts?

    By Roger Gibson 

    Over the past decade the review of project delay has become more analytical and a more challenging feature of construction law. Is this  overshadowing the factual evidence? This article reviews theoretical calculation of delay and the often lack of, or reliance on,...

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  • The Critical Path, Delay Analysis and “Windows” By Roger Gibson

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    The Critical Path, Delay Analysis and “Windows”

    By Roger Gibson

    Causation; Construction contracts; Delay; Design defects; Power stations; Remedial works

    Introduction

    In the latest instalment of the Mirant Asia v Ove Arup dispute in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), H.H. Judge Toulmin...

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  • Concurrent delays – An Expert’s View

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    Concurrent Delays – an expert’s view Expert witness Roger Gibson of Gibson Consulting Ltd gives his view of a potentially landmark case in the Scottish courts that involved analysis of concurrent delay.

    KEY POINTS
    • Concurrent delays, the story so far; Chestermount, Malmaison and Brompton
    • Are your ‘concurrent delays’ really concurrent...
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  • The Six-Point Checklist for NEC3 Programmes

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    The Six-Point Checklist for NEC3 Programmes

    By Roger Gibson

    1. Does the programme comply with the contractual obligations?
    2. Work activity durations and content
    3. Logic relationships/links
    4. Network constraints
    5. Scheduling criteria and results
    6. Critical path and near-critical paths

    Read more...

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  • I Have A Cunning Plan

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    “I Have A Cunning Plan” 

    by Roger Gibson

    Many of you may also be aware of the Society of Construction Law’s ‘Delay and Disruption Protocol’.  The protocol goes on to explain how this programme is used to quantify extensions of time for which the contractor may be entitled as a result of delaying events.  The measuring tool for this is the approved...

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  • What’s sauce for the Goose is sauce for the Gander

    08-Aug-2016 Roger Gibson

    ‘What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’.

    By Roger Gibson

    Congratulations to the drafting team of the SCL’s  Delay and Disruption Protocol.  They have tackled and ‘put their money where their mouth is’ in a document that addresses the thorny area of delay and disruption. In an article on their dedicated website, the gang of 11 (the drafting...

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  • Creating a World Class Mindset

    14-Jun-2016 Richard Palczynski

    Title: "Creating a World Class Mindset"

    Provided by: Richard Palczynski, Director of Programme Controls, Crossrail 

    Abstract: 

    Now it may have taken Crossrail a long time to get going, but once the Programme did start, the question we're asking here is.

    What did the journey to 'world class' look like...

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  • Contribution to the Body of Knowledge for the Profession

    14-Jun-2016 Richard Palczynski

    Title: "Contribution to the Body of Knowledge for the Profession"

    Provided by: Richard Palczynski, Director of Programme Controls, Crossrail 

    Abstract: 

    Through Q4, 2015, I authored and directed my team to author all Crossrail Programme Controls content for the initial launch of the first wave of ...

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  • Ensuring Successful Execution of Projects

    14-Jun-2016 Richard Palczynski

    Title: "Ensuring Successful Execution of Projects"

    Provided by: Richard Palczynski, Director of Programme Controls, Crossrail 

    Abstract: 

    Intended Learning Objectives:

    • What really drives successful execution?
    • What is Controls and what does good ‘control’ look like?
    • If you don’t...
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  • Logic Analysis of Resource-Leveled Schedules (MS Project)

    29-May-2016 Tom Boyle

    Logic Analysis of Resource-Leveled Schedules (MS Project)

    By Thomas Boyle, PE, PSP, PMP

    Effective management of resources – i.e. planning, procuring, mobilizing, and deploying – is a core competency for successful companies in project-focused industries like construction.  Most scheduling tools based on the Critical Path Method (CPM) –...

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  • Beyond the Critical Path - the Need for Logic Analysis of Project Schedules

    29-May-2016 Tom Boyle

    Beyond the Critical Path - the Need for Logic Analysis of Project Schedules

    By Thomas Boyle, PE, PSP, PMP

    This entry is intended to review the use of the Multiple Float-Path calculation option in Primavera Project Planner (P6) and to offer a brief example of its use compared to BPC Logic Filter.

    Project schedules generated using the Critical...

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