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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.

Introducing TILOS – The next generation of linear planning software

Tilos is an enterprise construction planning and project management solution used around the world for major infrastructure construction projects. Here are just a few features of the Tilos construction planning and project management suite.

  • Tilos has a full CPM scheduling engine to allow you to either plan directly in Tilos, or to optimize a schedule that you have imported
  • Tilos software easily integrates environmental, engineering and cultural data into a plan.  This allows your team to effectively and easily plan a project without creating conflicts.
  • Tilos software is commonly used during the execution of the project to easily track where work has been completed and to identify locations where the schedule is falling behind
  • Deviations against the plan being are easily identified and very visible in Tilos. Whether this is work face access, crew move arounds, productivity, rework – all of this is easier to analyze in Tilos and provide the decision makers with visibility and facilitate mitigations.

The presentation below is still relevant today, and 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.

Watch the replay below: