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Developing computer-based schedule delay analysis methods based on information flow analysis: a case study

    Ming-Kuan Tsai Affiliation
    ; Jyh-Bin Yang Affiliation
    ; Nie-Jia Yau Affiliation

Abstract

Schedule analysts often resolve diverse schedule delay problems in construction projects based on their subjective experiences. Although various process-based and mathematical-model schedule delay analysis methods are available for effective schedule delay analysis, these methods require time-consuming manual operation. The use of computer-based schedule delay analysis methods seems to be a solution. However, schedule analysts still have difficulty developing computer-based schedule delay analysis methods. Therefore, this study applies information flow analysis to classify the necessary work to develop computer-based schedule delay analysis methods. In contrast to numerous studies that focus only on computerizing a process-based or a mathematical-model schedule delay analysis method, this study constructs a computer-based method that integrates two process-based schedule delay analysis methods simultaneously. In a tested case study, the delay liability for the project owner and contractor was classified successfully. Importantly, this study provides a useful reference for similar applications in project management.


First published online: 24 Oct 2013

Keyword : analytical techniques, claims management, construction dispute, schedule delay, programming technique, project management software

How to Cite
Tsai, M.-K., Yang, J.-B., & Yau, N.-J. (2013). Developing computer-based schedule delay analysis methods based on information flow analysis: a case study. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 19(6), 823-835. https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2013.801901
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