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Andersson N, Johansson P

Re-engineering of the project planning process

Abstract: This paper describes the current status of the projectplanning process in the Swedish construction company Skanska Syd AB.The purpose of the study is to identify and analyse important aspectsof potential improvements of project planning.The study shows that re-engineering of the project planning processinvolves five improvement areas of concern;distinct demands, adequate education and support, quality assuranceof the planning process, integrated project management systems,and experiential feed-back.

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Series: w78:1996 (browse)
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Class: class.education (0.019570) class.strategies (0.012816) class.processing (0.005537)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the University of Ljubljana. The assistance of the editor, Prof. Ziga Turk, is gratefully appreciated.


Tah J H M, Howes R, Carr V

Towards a case-based reasoning framework for construction projectplanning and control

Abstract: The work presented in this paper is aimed at investigating the extent to which both 'user andsystem decision-making' in construction project planning and control can be captured andstored for future use. This paper presents work being conducted to establish a frameworkfor the application of CBR to construction planning and control. Due to the highvariability in the type, size, and complexity of construction projects the work concentrateson the use of the technique for information re-use in project planning and control forhighway bridge construction. Object models for a bridge and its components have beendeveloped, and used to develop a prototype application, CBRidge. The application takesbridge information from databases and adds it to cases bases which can then be used forcase matching. Once a suitable case has been found it can be adapted to more closelymatch the new project, and following this the adapted case can be linked to a planningmodel, enabling the plan for the matched case to be adapted for use with the currentproject. It concludes by discussing the benefits of the approach and the limitations of thesystem, together with future directions.

Keywords: construction planning, bridges, object modelling, databases, case-basedreasoning.

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