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Title: An evaluation of scheduling requirements on federal fixed-price construction projects
Authors: East, William E.
Weese, Clifford
Keywords: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- Data processing.
Production scheduling
Construction contracts
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.));no. 96/71
Abstract: Thirty-two agencies have jurisdiction over Federally funded construction projects. Variation among agency requirements for project planning and scheduling has hccn thought hy memhcrs of the construction industry to he a harrier for small and medium sized contractors who wish to hid on Federal construction projects. Regulatory variation was also thought to raise the cost of Federal construction projects. The results of an evaluation of Federal scheduling specifications and follow-up survey of Federal agencies participating in the Federal Facilities Council's Project Management Committee indicate that general scheduling requirements are similar across all agencies. Agencies appear to limit the use of complex scheduling and planning methods to larger projects. The low cost har charting technique is consistently used on construction contracts under $1 million. For smaller projects, and projects that do not fit well into traditional scheduling methods. few offices cited the use of the fenccd-har chart or line-of-halance techniques. For projects, over $1 million, virtually all offices used commercial Critical Path Method scheduling software. A significant numhcr of survey respondents. however. appeared not to address many scheduling issues that affect the usefulness of the scheduling system output. Survey respondents also pointed to another trouhling issue proprietary requirements for scheduling software.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 96/71
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/37641
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