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Planning & Scheduling rules/principles

Jul 29
Let us first understand the terms i.e., planning & scheduling: Planning is control of time on a project by: Project Plans which optimise expenditure of time, recognise cost implications and reflect the contractual obligations for the design, procurement, construction and co..
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Capital Cost Optimization On Gas Fired Power Projects Through Standardization

Jul 29
Abstract Across the globe, research is being done to reduce the capital cost of power projects to ultimately reduce the cost of unit power supplied to end consumer. This paper attempts to identify one of the ways of capital cost reduction i.e., by designing and executing multiple power project..
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Jul 28
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0        Introduction ……………………………………………………1 2.0        PERFORMANCE M..
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Criteria required for Risk schedule

Jul 28
We are often asked about what are criteria for building Risk schedule. In other words, what factors needs to be taken into consideration while building a risk schedule on which risk analysis will be performed. Here is the plan check list which you may find it helpful - Be between 50..
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Jul 28
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.           INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………….…..…1 2.  ..
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New Approaches to Level Scheduling

Apr 23
One of the most important considerations of project planning is the scheduling of a project at the right level, at the right time – and that can be challenging. Executive-level and senior-level management scheduling have different needs and goals than stage- or phase-level scheduling, which ma..
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Scheduling and the ‘Progress Override v Retained Logic’ Conundrum

Apr 08
Scheduling and the ‘Progress Override v Retained Logic’ Conundrum With the growing use of project management software to analyse construction delays, comes the often overlooked question – how does the software really work? This is of course a pretty meaty query and way too b..
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Microsoft Project : Custom View (New view) appear in all Project (2)

Feb 16
When you need to customize a View and save it for later use, sometimes we only need that View for a certain Project. However by default Microsoft Project always save New View to Global template, and it will appear in all project. This can cause problem because day by day the list of View will increa..
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What is Project Plan

Aug 09
In order for any project plan to have a successful outcome, a foundational order of events must take place. Before any action can take place there must be the coming together of minds to brainstorm and produce a working project plan that will entail from start to finish how it will be done and in wh..
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A process plant drains systems

Nov 13
The collection of process fluids to empty equipment prior to their maintenance, of rain water, fire and wash water in a Process Plant entails the provision of drainage systems. This subject is not often given proper attention and is engineered last. It however entails several undeground netw..
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