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Use of Linear Scheduling with Civil Infrastructure Projects to Enhance Project Value & Reduce Risk

Lorne Duncan, CEO of Petroglyph Projects presented on the Use of Linear Scheduling with Civil Infrastructure Projects to Enhance Project Value & Reduce Risk for the SAVE International Conference in June. 

Linear scheduling methodology (LSM) involves the use of distance/location data in addition to the time information in planning repetitive construction sequencing for infrastructure projects. This methodology, derived from the Line of Balance (LOB) planning methodology developed by the US Navy in the 1950’s, is widely used globally. To date, distance-based planning has been effectively used for road, rail, tunnel, bridge, dam rehabilitation, pipeline, and power distribution projects in North America. 

The application of LSM in infrastructure projects allows for the optimization of the execution plan and subsequent reduction of scheduled time in-field with the resultant decrease in costs. LSM is also used for claims analysis to understand and clearly present project delays, as well as risk analysis to assess mitigation opportunities. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the methodology and review the application of linear planning in infrastructure projects to effectively identify risk, optimize time in-field, and reduce overall cost. 

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Their independence increases project risk by diminishing alignment and traceability between the two schedules. Reconciliation becomes challenging, often resulting in time-consuming and costly re-forecasting of both schedules. Unfortunately, most scheduling software is not designed to manage the dichotomy between these two different approaches to planning.

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