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The effects of weather on construction scheduling webinar

 

The effects of weather on construction scheduling webinar

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Starting 22 October 2018 12:30 through to 22 October 2018 13:30

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.

Under the project ‘Weather-wise’ funded by NERC and the CIOB, Dr Ballesteros-Pérez and Dr Stefan Thor, along with Costain and CIRIA, they 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.

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.

 

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