Accession Number : ADA185024

Title :   A Model for Scheduling and Analyzing Construction Weather Delays.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cantwell, Frank A

PDF Url : ADA185024

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This report presents a deterministic model for incorporating contingency time into a construction schedule for anticipated weather delays. The preliminary steps of organizing historical weather data, establishing weather sensitivity factors for activities, and preparing an 'ideal-weather' schedule are detailed prior to introducing the scheduling model. Algorithm steps for incorporating weather delay are explained in detail. To clarify understanding of the algorithm steps, an example is provided that demonstrated the weather scheduling model. A method is also presented for analyzing weather delays effecting ongoing or completed construction contracts. Another sample project is used to demonstrate assessment of weather delay impacts.

Descriptors :   *SCHEDULING, *CONSTRUCTION, *WEATHER, DELAY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, ALGORITHMS, SENSITIVITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, CIVIL ENGINEERING, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE