Title Optimal Project Duration Estimation Through Enhanced Resource Leveling Technique
Authors Kim, Kyung-Hwan ; Yoon Yung-Sang ; Kim, Jae-Jun
Page pp.126-134
ISSN 1229-7534
Keywords Scheduling ; Resource ; Resource Leveling ; Projection Duration Estimation
Abstract Since a construction project is a series of works that utilizes resources to accomplish the project goal for a given time period, efficient resource management is a prerequisite for the success of the project. Two major areas of resource management are resource constrained scheduling focusing on the limited resource availability and resource leveling focusing on smoothing resource usage pattern on the fixed project completion time. It is not available, however, to apply both techniques to a project at the same time. This paper proposes a model to enhance the minimum moment algorithm of resource leveling, aiming to find an efficient usage of resources and an appropriate project completion time. A survey was performed to evaluate the major five factors in the model. A case study demonstrates the value of the proposed resource leveling technique.