Project planning and control: An overview of the latest developments
Project management as a science and a profession owns its reputation to the development of network scheduling techniques such as PERT and CPM. These techniques have been developed sixty years ago. This anniversary provides the opportunity to look back, and ahead, to overview the history, the lessons learned and to take a glimpse into the future, how this knowledge can be utilized for the future. An overview is given of the most important developments of those tools that can be applied during the course of project planning and control. Special emphasis is put on the comparison of the techniques used for project control such as EVM and network based forecasting. Topics like non-linear activities, continuous precedence relations, AND/OR logical switches on precedence relations, bi-directional precedence relations, Earned Schedule and their application for planning and control are discussed in a complex contex
||Prof. Milan Radosavljevic
Assistant Dean Research and EnterpriseSchool of Engineering and Computing
University of the West of Scotland,UK
Building information Modelling (BIM) and the future of Construction
BIM is purposeful digitisation of the construction process for the benefit of all stakeholders and the society. It relies on a complex network of digital approaches, solutions and tools. The implementation of BIM thus necessarily entails seamless integration of context, conditions as well as input, process and output requirements within the virtual environment to enable data-driven intelligence throughout the lifecycle of a project. Whilst the desired outcome of digitisation is known, the process itself requires careful consideration of requirements to achieve its effective implementation – it is much less about the model and so much more about data sources, data analytics and data mining.