DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTIVITY-BASED LESSONS LEARNED PROCESS MODEL AND A TOOL TO SUPPORT SCHEDULING DECISIONS IN CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

2021-11
Yılmaz, Anıl
The construction industry still suffers from reaching critical objectives of projects like duration and budget. To deal with this situation researchers and practitioners realized the importance of knowledge management in the construction industry and put their increasing attention on it over the years. Especially, knowledge management utilization in planning and scheduling parts of construction management has made significant efforts to improve to meet projects objectives adequately. However, project knowledge capture and reuse in different projects have remained a major challenge for the construction industry. For this purpose, this study aims to introduce an activity-based lessons learned process model to integrate previous projects’ lessons learned into scheduling to enhance consistency and accuracy in forthcoming projects’ schedules. In this respect, the process model has been developed according to the requirements in literature review and needs analysis with construction industry experts. Then, the developed process model was evaluated by construction management professionals. A tool (ConSALL) corresponding to the process model has been implemented. A case project is demonstrated on the tool (ConSALL) and verified by experts from the construction industry. Findings show that the developed process model and the tool (ConSALL) have the potential to integrate lessons learned into the construction schedules to increase efficiency in durations estimation in future projects.

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Citation Formats
A. Yılmaz, “DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTIVITY-BASED LESSONS LEARNED PROCESS MODEL AND A TOOL TO SUPPORT SCHEDULING DECISIONS IN CONSTRUCTION FIRMS,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.