Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods

Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods

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Repetitive Project Scheduling: Theory and Methods is the first book to comprehensively, and systematically, review new methods for scheduling repetitive projects that have been developed in response to the weaknesses of the most popular method for project scheduling, the Critical Path Method (CPM).

As projects with significant levels of repetitive scheduling are common in construction and engineering, especially construction of buildings with multiple stories, highways, tunnels, pipelines, power distribution networks, and so on, the book fills a much needed gap, introducing the main repetitive project scheduling methods, both comprehensively and systematically.

Users will find valuable information on core methodologies, including how to identify the controlling path and controlling segment, how to convert RSM to a network model, and examples based on practical scheduling problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 358.34g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128017635
  • 9780128017630

Table of contents

1. Overview of repetitive project scheduling
1.1 Project management and project scheduling
1.2 Description and characteristics of repetitive project
1.3 Origination of repetitive project scheduling
1.4 Research significance of repetitive project scheduling
1.5 Existing achievements of repetitive project scheduling
1.6 Main problems of repetitive project scheduling
2. Controlling path and controlling segment analysis
2.1 Literature review
2.2 Types of activity in repetitive project
2.3 Graphic method of determining controlling path
2.4 Mathematical method of determining controlling path
3. Converting repetitive project scheduling model to network model
3.1 Literature review
3.2 Recommended conversion method
3.2.1 Conversion of activities
3.2.2 Conversion of logical relations
3.2.3 Conversion of precedence relations
3.2.4 Displaying of space
3.3 Comparison between the controlling path in RSM and the critical path in network
3.4 Comparison of criticality
3.5 Comparison of float
4. Resource allocation problem in repetitive project
4.1 Literature review
4.2 Definition of work continuity constraint
4.3 Definition of resource consistency constraint
4.4 Interpreting time optimization problem
4.5 Recommended optimization method and its corresponding principle
4.6 Examples
5. RCPSP in repetitive project
5.1 Literature review
5.2 Proposing the optimization model
5.3 Recommended heuristic method
5.4 Examples
6. RLP in repetitive project
6.1 Literature review
6.2 Introducing an integer programming method
6.3 Introducing a heuristic method
6.4 Examples
7. DTCTP in repetitive project
7.1 Literature review
7.2 Interpreting the DTCTP considering resource continuity
7.3 Interpreting the DTCTP considering soft logic
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About Li-hui Zhang

Li-Hui Zhang is an associate professor in School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), with extensive teaching and project management and operations research experience for 12 years. He has published more than 30 papers (in Chinese and English) and 3 books (in Chinese) in these areas. The proposed book research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
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