Essence Applicability Matrices for the Reduction of Project Cycle Time

  • Hong, Tae Hoon (Construction Engineering & Management Research Department, Korea Institute of Construction Technology) ;
  • Son, Jae Ho (Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Science & Technology, Hongik University)
  • Received : 2005.08.01
  • Published : 2006.06.30

Abstract

Global competition and reduced project life cycle ultimately puts greater performance requirements on the capital project delivery systems used to maintain competitiveness. Despite continuing improvements in delivery cycle time, business owners of facilities continue to demand greater improvements in project delivery cycle time. Therefore, it is very important to investigate the various techniques and methods leading to reduction in project cycle time and also identify the applicability of identified techniques and methods. This paper introduces reduction techniques identified through literature review (i.e, Schedule Reduction Techniques (SRTs), Management Techniques (MTs), and Construction Institute Industry (CII) Best Practices (BPs). In order to collect applicability of these techniques under different project phases (Pre-project planning (PPP), Design (D), Material Management (MM), Construction (C), and Start-up (SU)), the Essence Applicability Matrices (EAM) is used.

Keywords

Project Management;Reduction Techniques;Construction Scheduling;Project Cycle Time

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