LBMS Control Actions

This case study highlights the importance of collecting actual productivity rates and quantities consumed on a construction jobsite.  These actuals are compared with the baseline schedule to produce the forecast. 


This forecast graphically indicates where issues will arrive based on the observed behaviors of the various subs.  It's up to the Superintendents to dive into these alarms, understand the issues, and present options to solve the problem.  Now, for the first time, LBMS reports contain the data with which to make those decisions in a collaborative setting with the Subs...and in this case, at the Owner-Architect-GC meetings. 


The video looks specifically at a fireproofing example in which the fireproofing crew was moving too slowly (due to pick up laser scanning work) and a fire sprinkler crew who were moving too quickly.  By investigating the control alarm and offering solutions, the team was able to solve the problems and keep production on track.  This type of detail was carried through on the whole project so the team could evaluate how their reaction to control alarms impacted the overall schedule, and which control actions had the most impact on correcting the schedule. 


The team learned the importance of proactive problem solving based on the weekly data collection and forecasting.  You can't do one without the other -- we want to stop the practice of managing by gut feeling and start managing to hard data.  





Please also check out the following links to continue diving deeper into the subject matter:

Web Page: What Is Location-Based Management System

Web Page: What Is Flowline Scheduling

Web Page: What Is 4D BIM

Web Page: How LBMS and LPS Compare

Webinar: An Introduction to LBMS and Last Planner System

Webinar: Planning AND Controlling Your Construction Schedule

Webinar: CPM Match

Webinar: 4 Hospital Case Studies Featuring LBMS

Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 1)
Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 2)

Whitepaper: A Comparison of Tradition CPM to Location-Based Scheduling

Whitepaper: The Combination of Last Planner System and Location-Based Management System

Glossary: Sorting through the Acronyms of Construction Scheduling



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