Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Scheduling Model Considering Construction Interfaces for Building Projects

Wei-Chih Wang, Yu-Ting Lai

Practitioners often manage construction interfaces and scheduling separately. However, poor management of construction interfaces frequently causes delays in project duration. This work develops an innovative scheduling model that incorporates management of construction interfaces for building projects. The proposed model comprises five steps, including generating an integrated schedule, establishing interface work groups, identifying front- and post-holding activities for each work group, mapping interface events, and transforming to a construction interface based network schedule. The developed schedule network has fewer activities, links, and paths than the conventional schedule network, increasing readability and schedule control.

Keywords: Interface management, construction interface, network scheduling, and schedule control