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Scheduling of large, complex, and constrained construction projects - an exploration of LPS application

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Scheduling of construction projects is by nature complex. The construction process is unreliable and difficult to forecast. Last planner system
(LPS) is introduced in construction in order to achieve greater reliability and productivity in the process. To ensure that implementation is successfully
anchored in the organisations, differences between theory and application are investigated. To determine the theoretically correct application a literature
survey is conducted. A questionnaire survey is made to collect empirical date of the practical application. Comparison between theory and application
revealed that often only parts of LPS are applied. A partly applied LPS can be a main barrier to increased reliability in the scheduling process. Furthermore, the
questionnaire showed that failures in the execution processes often start in the look-ahead plan. Here, lacking knowledge of the execution process is causing
problems to be overlooked. To increase the level of knowledge foremen should be involved in the look-ahead planning.
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Management
Sider (fra-til)237-253
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Eksternt udgivetJa

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