Scheduling decisions and their dynamic consequences on construction performance

Park, Moonseo, Kim, Wooyoung, Yoon, Yousang, & Nepal, Madhav Prasad (2010) Scheduling decisions and their dynamic consequences on construction performance. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 14(3), pp. 251-259.

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Abstract

Construction practitioners often experience unexpected results of their scheduling-related decisions. This is mainly due to lack of understanding of the dynamic nature of construction system. However, very little attention has been given to its significant importance and few empirical studies have been undertaken on this issue. This paper, therefore, analyzes the effect of aggressive scheduling, overtime, resource adding, and schedule slippage on construction performance, focusing on workers’ reactions to those scheduling decisions. Survey data from 102 construction practitioners in 38 construction sites are used for the analysis. The results indicate that efforts to increase work rate by working overtime, resource adding, and aggressive scheduling can be offset due to losses in productivity and quality. Based on the research findings, practical guidelines are then discussed to help site managers to effectively deal with the dynamics of scheduling and improve construction performance.

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ID Code: 58417
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s12205-010-0251-0
ISSN: 1976-3808
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer Verlag
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2013 23:41
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 14:24

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