Overview

This unit aims to cover advanced aspects and sophisticated systems/ tools for effective and efficient scheduling outcomes in projects and 4D/5D visualisations and simulations for integrated schedule and cost controls in the construction project delivery.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Plan and produce static/ deterministic schedules for projects and manage schedule changes/ updates during project lifecycle
  • Plan and prepare schedules for linear projects
  • Develop schedule optimisation constructs and examine trade-off opportunities
  • Prepare probabilistic project schedules and manage project risks
  • Formulate and/ or employ suitable metrics, digital technologies and software for data analytics and visualisations based progress monitoring and integrated project controls

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Synchronous Lectures
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Tutorials in Computer Labs
2.00 12 weeks 24
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 20 - 40% 1,2,3 
ProjectIndividual/Group 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4,5 
TestIndividual 30 - 50% 1,2,4,5 

Content

Topics in this unit are included in following 3 components:

  • Component 1: Static/ deterministic scheduling
    • Fundamentals of planning and scheduling; Work breakdown structure; Scheduling techniques
    • Planning schedules with production management principles and location-based management concepts;
    • Planning and managing single project and multi-project schedules
    • Scheduling linear projects
    • Single and multi-objective schedule optimisation and trade-off analysis
    • Software applications (such as Oracle Primavera P6) for static/ deterministic scheduling and analyses in projects
  • Component 2: Dynamic/ stochastic scheduling
    • Uncertainties and impacts of project risks
    • Probability fundamentals for stochastic scheduling in projects
    • Planning and managing project risks with stochastic scheduling
    • Risk breakdown structure and risk registers
    • Tornado graphs, S-curves and Distribution analysers of probabilistic schedules
    • Integrated schedule and cost management of risk impacted projects with pre-mitigation and post-mitigation measures
    • Software applications (such as Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis and Palisade Decision Tools – @Risk) for stochastic scheduling and analyses in projects
  • Component 3: Visualisations and simulations for integrated project controls
    • Progress monitoring and controlling in projects
    • Fundamentals of 4D/5D BIM modelling simulations and visualisations in construction projects
    • Digital technologies and software (e.g. Autodesk Navisworks, Bentley SynchroPro, Trimble VicoOffice and Tilos) for visualisations and simulation of integrated controlling of project schedule and costs

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.