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(PS-2919) The Power of Look-Ahead Schedules

This paper discusses the importance of Look-Ahead Schedules in the Planning & Scheduling process during the construction phase of a project. These are simple yet powerful practices which can be easily integrated into the overall project controls effort. This integration is not just theoretical and was used in this case study to demonstrate its effectiveness. This method is easily adapted to leverage information from the Look-Ahead Schedule and feeds that information into different project controls functions like tracking progress, tracking impacts or slippages, logic revisions, and schedule updates. The results of this case study reveal several benefits of this method including improved accuracy of construction schedules, feedback to schedule planners, and timely identification of any potential issues.