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Success Factors in the Implementation of Flow Scheduling

9 pagesPublished: May 15, 2022


Planning and scheduling are two essential functions leading to the successful management of a construction project. With more complex projects, more sophisticated clients, and shorter timeframes for project development from inception to completion, new scheduling techniques emerge building on the successes and learning from the failures of previous efforts. One of the relatively new scheduling techniques benefiting from lean construction principles and the application of concepts such as Last Planner and Reverse Phase Scheduling is Flow scheduling. Flow scheduling is becoming gradually a mainstream technique in the scheduling of projects with aggressive schedules. It builds on the concept of Takt, Location Based Management System (LBMS), and Pull scheduling where each participating performer looks at the workflow allowing for the activity to start on time when all the required resources are lined up based on discussions and compromises among project team members. Several factors can enhance or impede the successful implementation of Flow. This paper addresses some of these factors and illustrates the successful use of Flow scheduling through a case study.

Keyphrases: flow, Lean Scheduling, Success Factors., Takt

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). ASC2022. 58th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 3, pages 281--289

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Ihab Saad and Guy Harmon},
  title     = {Success Factors in the Implementation of Flow Scheduling},
  booktitle = {ASC2022. 58th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {281--289},
  year      = {2022},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/5616}}
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