Planning with Primavera/sample highrise schedule


Assalama alaikum,

Sir please guide me to make high rise tower schedule. how to decide Manpower ?? is there any thumb rule ( like per sqft).it would be helpful if you give sample XER file of any highrise tower.


Syed Mushahid

W salam

Dear Mushahid,

In order to decide manpower u need some experience /information of the site works.

There are thumb rules , per sft labor cost, crew production rates and many other.this varies from industry to industry and location to location.

Manpower is generally decided (as we go for critical path method instead of Critical Chain method) once we refine our schedule based on Schedule compression techniques ( Crashing, fast tracking, lags ,leads etc).

Generally for time schedule following these steps.

- Define activities (list activities).
- Sequence activities
- Estimate activity resources( activity wise resource requirement)
- Estimate activity duration.
- Develop schedule


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Questions related to technical tools of primavera, resource loading, cost loading, preparing and monitoring the baselines, contractual correspondence linked to primavera, how to use custom ideas in the programs. Most important is the link between the activities as per given specs and preparation of claim as per Contract FIDIC linked with plan on primavera Plus question related to contracts, regarding claims specially associated with time extension, taxation,deductions on Payment certificates can be entertained.Also questions related to Primaver 6 are entertained.


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