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How to improve the project planning of a dwelling construction project?

Peijl, S.P.W. van der (2019) How to improve the project planning of a dwelling construction project?

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Abstract:This master thesis is about the improvement of the predictability of the planning of a dwelling construction project at Van Wijnen Arnhem. Van Wijnen Arnhem is a construction company that develops, builds, manages and maintains several types of buildings, varying from residential dwellings to business buildings. Van Wijnen Arnhem is part of the nationwide Van Wijnen network which has 24 branches in total. Van Wijnen Arnhem conducts its business in the dwelling construction, utility construction and maintenance & management industries. This research will be conducted on behalf of the dwelling construction department. Within the dwelling construction department, the projects vary from constructing or renovating a single house up to a complete district. The emphasis of this research is on the new work construction projects, that exists of terraced dwellings which are constructed according to the prefabricated concrete assembly construction method. Van Wijnen Arnhem noticed that many dwelling construction projects aren’t finished at the planned moment. To be able to plan this moment, for every dwelling construction project multiple schedules are drafted. Our research focussed on one of these schedules, the execution planning, in which all the construction activities to be performed at the construction site are planned. The goal of this research is to propose a (partial) solution, that increases the predictability of deadlines and the delivery date of the project, with a keen eye on resources and costs. This research goal is translated into the following research question: How can the predictability and structured clarity of the planning of a dwelling construction project be increased?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:56 civil engineering, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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