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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 12
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper II.2

Generic Activity Factors for Evaluating Project Duration

E.W. East

Department of the Army, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, Illinois, USA

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
E.W. East, "Generic Activity Factors for Evaluating Project Duration", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Artificial Intelligence and Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 43-47, 1991. doi:10.4203/ccp.12.2.2
Abstract
Project team members need rapid analysis of changing project requirements and site specific conditions. When an analysis of the impact of changing requirements and site specific conditions on the construction sequence is conducted, then the Critical Path Method (CPM) is frequently employed. Current CPM systems do not, however, facilitate analysis based on changing project requirements and site specific conditions. This paper describes a framework for revaluating construction project durations based on project data and heuristic knowledge about activities. Five "generic" types of interaction between project data and activity durations and logic are described.

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