- 22 October 2018
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Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG
The effects of weather on construction scheduling webinar
Weather may adversely impact construction productivity and cause significant project delays. Under the project ‘Weather-wise’ funded by NERC and the CIOB, Dr Ballesteros-Pérez and Dr Stefan Thor, along with Costain and CIRIA have been working on developing a web-based free tool that can anticipate the likely time impacts that weather events can have on a construction schedule.
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.
Findings of this study have indicated that UK weather extends construction 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.
This webinar will show why the weather is relevant for you as a construction scheduler, how its influence can be quantified, and how you can use that influence in your favour to more carefully plan your projects.
Pablo Ballesteros-Pérez holds a PhD in Engineering Projects and Innovation and a MSc in Project Management, both from University Politècnica de València, Spain. After graduating in Civil Engineering and Geological Engineering he worked as a construction tendering manager for ten years in an international private company devoted to the DBO (design, build, operate) of waste water treatment plants.
He is an IPMA certified Project Manager (level C), full member of Association for Project Management (APM), and member of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG. He is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. His areas of interest are project management in general and quantitative bidding, scheduling, sociometry and operational research applications in particular.
Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.
This webinar is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.
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