Method for calculating schedule delay considering weather conditions

Thorpe, David and Karan, Ebrahim Parvaresh (2008) Method for calculating schedule delay considering weather conditions. In: 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM 2008), 1-3 Sep 2008, Cardiff, Wales.

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As construction work is affected by weather events such as snow, cold temperature, humidity, and rainfall, conditions. Thus, to calculate acceptable delay duration, a reasonable method, suitable for practitioners, for predicting schedule delays caused by weather conditions is necessary. Therefore, in this study, we propose a method for calculating construction schedule delays where weather conditions are taken into consideration. This methodology combines weather information, the expected delay to particular types of construction as a result of altered weather conditions, and scheduling data, to determine the project duration and make it possible to reduce delays with the help of changes in commencement time of the project or modified scheduling. The objectives of the paper are twofold. The first objective is to provide a prediction of the potential delay as a result of weather conditions. The second objective is to help planners to make decisions making regarding the optimum construction approach to meet the project schedule given expected weather conditions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 01:52
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 00:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction; delays; schedule; project management; weather
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010206 Operations Research
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3701 Atmospheric sciences > 370108 Meteorology
49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 4901 Applied mathematics > 490108 Operations research
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

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