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Print report to show predecessors in Gantt chart

Print report show predecessors in Gantt chart

 

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Critical path by Total Float is wrong in multiple calendar project

Critical path by Total Float is wrong in multiple calendar project

 
 

In Primavera we can define Critial activities by 2 option:

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There are many reasons why we should choose Longest Path instead of Total Float. One of the reason is that when our project has multiple calendar.

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When do we use "Store Period Performance" function?

When do we use “Store Period Performance” function?

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In my project, I receive updated data from construction team every month. However, they never update data correctly in that period.

For example, this month is December, most of activity they update start and finish within December but there are always some activities which is updated in November or even in October. (They said they forget to update those activities in November so now they update it this month).

In this case P6 will add some more units to November and make your November report wrong. You have sent November report to other parties and it can not be edited. So, the only solution is you move all November “mistake” unit to December.


 

 

You can use Excel to save figure of November and December. Then we can have Actual this month by taking December minus November.

However, we can do this right in Primavera.

First in November you need to run Tool -> Store period performance, to storage Actual Units (in fact this is the cumulative actual unit) to November period.

In December you just update as normal. Now you can show the “Actual This Period Units” column. And that’s the data we need.

 

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How does "Actual units" spread when you use Resource curve

 How does “Actual units” spread when you use Resource curve

 

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We have an activity which is applied “Back Loaded” resource curve.

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When we update progress, the Actual unit will spread just like we plan.

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Optimizing Engineering Performance on a Capital Project - A Comprehensive Approach

 
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This is the era of tough competition in Construction business. Stiff competition in turnkey Engineer, Procure, Construct (or EPC) business has given the Customers plenty of choices and, as usual, Customers are the kings. Increasing trend to go for competitive Lump Sum Turnkey Contracts has narrowed down the margins in EPC business. In Lump Sum Turnkey contracts, maximum risk being to the EPC Contractor, the risks are continually increasing to the contractor. It is, however, every contractor’s endeavor to minimize the risk and cost and maximize the gains. Through this paper, the author has suggested a balanced approach in this direction with main focus on Engineering. The author recognizes that Engineering is one of the most important activities for an EPC execution and hence has stressed on optimizing the engineering performance (and hence cost).  Be it for Bidding, for Cost Reduction,  for Procurement or for Construction, Engineering is the key to success for all of these.

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Does Resource Curve affect Remaining Late Unit

Does Resource Curve affect Remaining Late Unit

 

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