Relationship between On-Site Planning Efforts and Work Plan Reliability

S. Alireza Abbasian-Hosseini, Gregory Howell, Min Liu

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Adequate planning is essential to successfully deliver a project. Construction site managers' "planning" efforts include various levels: (1) identifying the sequence and timing of activities; (2) scheduling and organizing the wherewithal to perform the job; (3) planning with other project teams to coordinate for shared resources and/or interaction; and (4) designing the production system. Although there are several studies on construction project planning and its outcomes, the research pertaining to the effect of the on-site planning during construction on the performance is very limited. This research, via a questionnaire-based survey, identifies the relationship between the site manager's effort on the 2nd and 3rd levels of planning and the work plan reliability (WPR), measured by the plan percent complete (PPC). The survey was distributed to site managers of general contractors and subcontractors in North Carolina, US. Eighty three useable survey responses were collected and classified based on management level, type of work, and project characteristics. Correlation analysis results show that there is a significant correlation between the efforts at the 3rd level of planning and the PPC average for the subcontractors. Results also show that the PPC variation decreases when more efforts are devoted on the 3rd level of planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOld and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
EditorsJose L. Perdomo-Rivera, Carla Lopez del Puerto, Antonio Gonzalez-Quevedo, Francisco Maldonado-Fortunet, Omar I. Molina-Bas
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2129-2138
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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