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Incorporating the effect of weather in construction scheduling and management with sine wave curves: application in the United Kingdom

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posted on 04.06.2018, 14:15 authored by Pablo Ballesteros-Perez, Stefan T. Smith, Josephine G. Lloyd-Papworth, Peter Cooke
The impact of (adverse) weather is a common cause of delays, legal claims and economic losses in construction projects. Research has recently been carried out aimed at incorporating the effect of weather in project planning; but these studies have focussed on either a narrow set of weather variables, or a very limited range of construction activities or projects. A method for processing a country’s historical weather data into a set of weather delay maps for some representative standard construction activities is proposed. Namely, sine curves are used to associate daily combinations of weather variables to delays and provide coefficients for expected productivity losses. A complete case study comprising the construction of these maps and the associated sine waves for the United Kingdom (UK) is presented along with an example of their use in building construction planning. Findings of this study indicate that UK weather extends project durations by an average of 21%. However, using climatological data derived from weather observations when planning could lead to average reductions in project durations of 16%, with proportional reductions in indirect and overhead costs.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Construction Management and Economics

Volume

36

Issue

12

Pages

666 - 682

Citation

BALLESTEROS-PEREZ, P. ... et al, 2018. Incorporating the effect of weather in construction scheduling and management with sine wave curves: application in the United Kingdom. Construction Management and Economics, 36 (12), pp.666-682.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge) © The Authors

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VoR (Version of Record)

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Acceptance date

11/05/2018

Publication date

2018-07-02

Notes

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/bync-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

ISSN

0144-6193

eISSN

1466-433X

Language

en