Linear Scheduling Method - Application


LSM is used mainly in the construction industry to schedule resources in repetitive activities commonly found in highway, pipeline, high-rise building and rail construction projects. These projects are called repetitive or linear projects. The main advantages of LSM over Critical Path Method (CPM) is its underlying idea of keeping resources continuously at work. In other words, it schedules activities in such a way that:

  1. resource utilization is minimized;
  2. interruption in on-going process is minimized, including hiring-and-firing; and
  3. the effect of the learning curve phenomenon is minimized

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