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A Systems Analysis And Design Model To Initiate Scheduling Of Construction Activities In Renovation Of A Major Building

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.116.1 - 6.116.11



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Bahador Ghahramani

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Session 3642

A Systems Analysis and Design Model to Initiate Scheduling of Construction Activities in Renovation of a Major Building

Dr. Bahador Ghahramani, P.E., CPE Engineering Management Department University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409-0370 (USA) Tel: (573) 341-6057 Fax: (573) 341-6567 E-mail:


A Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D) model is presented in this paper that is important for engineering management (EMGT) educators to help their students to solve complex project management and scheduling problems. The SA&D model discussed here was developed to provide a scheduling process for a large construction project in a major city in the United States. The paper will attempt to answer such critical issues as sequencing, timeline analysis, seasonal factors, and lead/lag time of the project. A scheduling model that makes use of SA&D is described. The model was required to incorporate sequencing, timeline analysis, seasonal factors, and lead/log time for the project. Also, this paper discusses the relevance of the SA&D in the EMGT education, and how students will benefit from this model.

1. Introduction

The primary goal of this paper is to educate engineering management (EMGT) educators in the basic understanding of the field of Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D), its application and how it can be used to solve practical technical problems. The paper also helps our educators better understand how their students can use SA&D to solve scheduling problems of a major theatre construction project.

The project’s initial goal was to renovate a major building in a major United States city. As the result of this initiative, an SA&D model was developed that helped to renovate and remodel this major construction effort. The SA&D model had to satisfy the city as well as the contractor’s requirements.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright O 2001, American Society of Engineering Education”

Ghahramani, B. (2001, June), A Systems Analysis And Design Model To Initiate Scheduling Of Construction Activities In Renovation Of A Major Building Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9842

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