Planning and scheduling in building construction methodologies for construction planning and representation

Naruo Kano

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    This study focuses on two methodologies for construction planning and representations. It describes the planning methods of the down-from-the-top system and the up-from-the-bottom system, discussing that the former system is more suitable for construction planning than the latter system. The study first identifies the requirements for adopting the breakdown structures in planning the construction process. It then discusses how the methodologies make breakdown structures from several viewpoints and maintain consistencies in breakdown structures which represent the construction plan. The author concludes that the two methodologies should play an important role in expert systems to aid a manager to make a construction plan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-102
    Number of pages14
    JournalMemoirs of the School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
    Issue number52
    Publication statusPublished - 1988


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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