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Lessons Learned: Critical Path Method Scheduling

By: John Dillon

Through experience that spans every major area of construction, we have gained valuable insight on how to best utilize CPM scheduling to effectively manage a construction project—particularly in situations where a project results in a multimillion-dollar dispute.

While some items below may seem trivial, and this is not an all-inclusive list, each is a real issue that could be a significant factor in the ability to properly execute a project, not to mention the ability to efficiently perform a retrospective CPM schedule analysis. The bulleted items are written primarily from a contractor’s vantage point, but they can easily be reconfigured from the owner’s view, with respect to what the contractor should do in terms of its scheduling practices.

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Analyzing Concurrent Delay

Concurrent Delay Analysis: Part 2

By: Charles Choyce

As discussed in post 1, “Concurrent Delay Defined,” the courts have recognized the fact-specific nature in determining concurrent delay. However, the following general guideline has been established in numerous court decisions and published recommended practices where concurrent delay is an issue: For a delay to be concurrent, it must affect the critical path.[1]  Delay events that merely consume float, or slack time, on non-critical activities are not concurrent delays.

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