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Investigations into line of balance scheduling house building

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posted on 2012-09-19, 09:22 authored by M.J. Darlow
This report describes the theory of formula-based Line of Balance and the two extrer,e Line of Balance methods which can be used for scheduling housing projects. Of the two compromise methods which are then introduced, the decision rule method is the most im-l~ortant because it enables the schedule to be chosen on economic grounds. A computer llrogram called DARLOD is fully described, and is used to process data for a housing project. This project is used to illustrate the three most important Line of Balance scheduling methods. The unit house network has a great bearing on the fim:l cost of the housing project, on the scheduling method chosen, and on the final schedule. This report therefore shows how the design and construction decisions which determine the network shOUld be made so that a low cost, short duration schedule is obtained. Before scheduling a housing project it is necessary to detennine which scheduling method should be used. This report therefore relates JJine of Iialance to house building in Great Britain, and concludes that full Line of Balance scheduling by the methods described in this report is at present only economic for largc, non-speculative projects consisting of system or industrialized houses.



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

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