A study of programming and progressing methods used on large developments in the North West of England

Peter Hegarty, John McLoughlin, Zhen Chen, Marjan Sarshar

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Abstract

This paper is based on a study of programming and progressing methods used on large modern developments with regard to their accuracy in terms of reducing the risk of project overrun. The study aims to discover if the accuracy of either programming or progressing methods can reduce the risk of project overrun. To complete the study, literature review and interviews have been conducted. This paper firstly summarizes programming and progressing methods currently used by project planners. With regard to the adoption of these methods, data, which are collected from ten selected interviewees who are project planners on the subject of programming and progress monitoring for large modern developments in the North West of England, are then analysed with regard to results from a structured questionnaire interview against 18 questions. It is revealed that not all theoretical recommendations are followed by practitioners, and some project planners may go the extra mile in order to complete their tasks. As a result it does suggest that improvements in planning may help to reduce the risk of project overrun.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2008 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2008 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2008
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period4/09/085/09/08

Keywords

  • programme planning
  • programming techniques
  • progress monitoring methods
  • progress reporting
  • project overrun

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    Hegarty, P., McLoughlin, J., Chen, Z., & Sarshar, M. (2008). A study of programming and progressing methods used on large developments in the North West of England. In COBRA 2008 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors London.