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A computer integrated system for construction delay analysis : time and impact costs

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A computer integrated system for construction delay analysis : time and impact costs

Battikha, Mireille (1994) A computer integrated system for construction delay analysis : time and impact costs. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In recent years, considerable attention has been directed towards ascertaining the nature of disruptions in construction contracting. In practice, attempts are made to identify the causes of delays, modify the schedule by incorporating revised durations, and determine the impacts associated with the new project time. The analysis itself is usually complex and can be aided by a computerized approach. In this work, the advantages and the shortcomings of the existing delay analysis techniques are highlighted and a new delay analysis technique is developed and tested. A methodology to quantify impact costs related to loss of productivity, is also proposed and discussed. In addition, both the delay analysis technique and the cost calculation methodology are accommodated within a computer integrated system, that is demonstrated and validated using a real case study. The developed system comprises of integrating existing management software tools, including: project management, database/spreadsheet, and an expert system. It is designed to assist practitioners in saving both time and money in the preparations of claims arising from delays.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Battikha, Mireille
Pagination:xiv, 202 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.Sc.)
Program:Centre for Building Studies
Date:1994
Thesis Supervisor(s):Alkass, Sabah Toma
ID Code:70
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:09
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:12
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