What's The Construction Schedule Optimization?

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the construction industry is notorious of overrunning budget and delays. there are several real life examples of the aforesaid failures. It is argued that planning is the key for success or failure. Eisenhower the former U.S president in his famous quote said "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable". The planning is divided to three levels starting from the strategic planning, tactical planning and operational planning. Organisations' success is dependent of the formulation of good planning and aligning the planning levels from the top all the way down.

Strategic, Tactical Operation Pyramid [1]

In construction the company strategy is formulating the policy of the organisation that is subsequently transformed into procedures that are aligned with the policy created in the strategic planning stage. The procedures are then used to govern the execution planning. The focus of this research will be on the execution planning and more precisely Construction Planning Optimization Problem.


The aim of this research to answer the following questions
How do construction planners schedule projects?
What is the extent of involving Optimization techniques in the scheduling process?
How the construction professionals map various scheduling tools to different projects?

Moreover, the goal of the research is to solve the problem of solving linear schedules under uncertainty.

Problem Statement

The Construction Schedule Optimization (CSO) problem it's main objective is to achieve the optimal sequence of tasks and allocating resources to the tasks subsequently. The problem and complexity of the problem that it try to optimize conflicting objectives. For examp...

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