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Paper w78-1999-2813:
Cost-loaded production model for planning and control

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Fischer M, Aalami F, Kuhne C, Ripberger A

Cost-loaded production model for planning and control

Abstract: This paper describes a cost-loaded production model that supports integrated project planning, scheduling and estimating and real-time cost and schedule control. The production model integrates product, process, and resource information between all levels of detail and within each level of detail of construction management information. It describes and calculates project schedules and cost estimates explicitly at any level of detail desired by project participants. A hierarchical construction planning, scheduling, and estimating process and corresponding software prototypes assist the user in generating and updating the cost-loaded production model. The main contributions of this work are the consistent representation of component, action, resource, and sequence constraint objects at all levels of detail and the formal planning, scheduling, and estimating processes and mechanisms. These are the two essential components that make the cost-loaded production model possible. The production model enables construction managers to work from general project information to detailed project information, generate detailed what-if scenarios rapidly and control and manage a project's progress on a frequent and precise basis.



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Class: class.represent (0.029387) class.economic (0.019346) class.software development (0.009485)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.


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