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Ballesteros-Pérez, P, Skitmore, M, Pellicer, E and González-Cruz, M C (2015) Scoring rules and abnormally low bids criteria in construction tenders: a taxonomic review. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 259-78.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 1: A portfolio of feedback techniques. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 347–52.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 3: Case studies of the use of techniques in the feedback portfolio. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 361–75.

Hamzeh, F R, Zankoul, E and Rouhana, C (2015) How can 'tasks made ready' during look-ahead planning impact reliable workflow and project duration?. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 243-58.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: constraints; construction planning; Last Planner System; look-ahead planning; simulation
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1047878
  • Abstract:

    The goal of lookahead planning is to make a plan more realistic as construction tasks move closer to execution. To improve the reliability of lookahead planning, the construction industry has benefited from implementing the Last Planner System (LPS) which emphasizes improved workflow during construction. Lookahead planning involves transforming work that ’should be done’ into work that ’can be done’. This is accomplished by breaking down activities into the level of operations, designing operations, and making tasks ready by removing task constraints. The purpose of this research is to study, through computer simulation, the relationship between improving tasks made ready (TMR) in lookahead planning and the reliability of weekly work planning expressed as percent plan complete (PPC) and their impact on project duration. Results show that a high TMR can result in a reduced project duration but the same cannot be said about PPC, making a case for TMR serving as a better indicator for project duration than PPC.

Herazo, B and Lizarralde, G (2015) The influence of green building certifications in collaboration and innovation processes. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 279-98.

Humphreys, M A (2005) Quantifying occupant comfort: are combined indices of the indoor environment practicable?. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 317–25.

Kaminsky, J (2015) The fourth pillar of infrastructure sustainability: tailoring civil infrastructure to social context. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 299-309.

Kampschroer, K and Heerwagen, J H (2005) The strategic workplace: development and evaluation. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 326–37.

Loosemore, M and Lim, B (2015) Inter-organizational unfairness in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 310-26.

Nicol, F and Roaf, S (2005) Post-occupancy evaluation and field studies of thermal comfort. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 338–46.

Way, M and Bordass, B (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 2: Soft landings – involving design and building teams in improving performance. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 353–60.