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(CSC-2145) Control Mega Projects Using Breakdown Structures

Primary Author: Mathijs van den Berg, CCT
Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Practice
Venue: 2016 AACE International Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada

Abstract: Imagine a large-scale scientific experiment intended to prove a new source of energy or futuristic mega structures to link continents. These are truly one of a kind projects because of their size, technology, management and construction timelines. Such unique projects require sustainable project controls which can be utilized throughout the project lifecycle. This will require:
• A clear understanding and insight of the estimate as a basis for the budget
• An estimate and schedule that are based on the same scope, labor norms and efficiency factors
• Mature interfaces between procurement, finance, cost control, estimating, scheduling, project management and engineering to allow flexibility

This paper will describe how breakdown structures can be used to meet these requirements.