Optimal scheduling of medium-size projects with uncertain activity durations

Other Title(s)

الإدارة المثلى لجدولة المشاريع متوسطة الحجم بوجود عدم اليقين لأزمنة الفعاليات

Dissertant

Surur, Ibrahim Hasan

Thesis advisor

Mahir, Rami Abd al-Qadir

University

Isra University

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Engineering Project Management

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2021

English Abstract

In construction projects, time is one of many variables that need to be estimated before the project starts, and there are various techniques available for schedulers to use.

However, despite the number of tools available, most of them are based on the assumption of complete knowledge of all project parameters.

In fact, construction projects face a large number of uncertainties driven by various reasons; as a result, many of the scheduling tools seem to fail in forecasting the actual progress of the project.

This study aims to review and analyze the effect of uncertainty on the schedule of construction projects, and it investigates the efficiency of the deterministic and stochastic estimation techniques to determine if special scheduling tools are required in the presence of uncertainty or the traditional methods are sufficient.

In addition, this research presented a new heuristic optimization algorithm that was found to be efficient in the presence of uncertainty.

Furthermore, it was found that uncertainty impacts construction projects with different degrees; however, it is almost impossible to know beforehand if a specific project is going to be affected, as the project’s probability distribution remains ambiguous until all possible cases resulted from uncertainty are considered.

Therefore, a project-specific uncertainty analysis is essential to determine the right management action.

It was also found that most of the traditional scheduling methods seem to be fooled by the variable distribution of uncertainty across different projects, which eventually leads to its failure.

Main Topic

Civil Engineering

No. of Pages

128

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Research methodology.

Chapter Four : Results and analysis.

Chapter Five : Conclusion and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Surur, Ibrahim Hasan. (2021). Optimal scheduling of medium-size projects with uncertain activity durations. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269024

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Surur, Ibrahim Hasan. Optimal scheduling of medium-size projects with uncertain activity durations. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University. (2021).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269024

American Medical Association (AMA)

Surur, Ibrahim Hasan. (2021). Optimal scheduling of medium-size projects with uncertain activity durations. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1269024

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-1269024