A Skyscraper Remodelling Schedule – displayed in Time-Location-Diagram – with TILOS

Still an unusual sight, but why not? Here we present an example of how to display a Skyscaper-Remodelling-Schedule in a Time-Location Diagram.

The vertical axis represents the levels / floors of the building. Alongside this axis the map of the skyscraper facilitates the connection between activities and level/location of work.

The horizontal axis represents the time axis.

As a result there is a chart, comparable to a standard Gantt view – but enhanced with the location dimension.

The tasks are mainly displayed as ribbons or lines. They represent how the different crafts are moving trough the building. An overlapping of ribbons indicates that different crafts are planned in the same location at the same time.That may be a clash.
The horizontal distance between two neighboring crafts represents the “buffer” between them.

skyscraper-remodelling-Schedule

skyscraper-remodelling-Schedule

Download Skyscraper Remodelling Schedule as PDF.

For sure TILOS can add cost and resource information along each axis: Time and distance.

 

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The new coastal Highway in Reunion Island is planned with TILOS

The New Coastal Highway will be about 13km long. The Highlight of this connection of Saint Denis and La Grande Chaloupe is a 5400m viaduct along the coast cliff – a bridge over the water surface. It will carry 2×3 traffic lanes. Two of them will be reserved for light and public transport: Buses, pedestrians and bycicles.
The viaduct is needed because the existing cliff road suffers from rock-falls and floodings caused from tropical storms. It will keep a safe distance to the cliff.

The Viaduct cost about 715 million Euro. Most of the structure will be prefabricated on land and the installed by sea.
Two other packages icluding heavy earth movement and earth works cost about 530 million Euro. In this area TILOS will be used.

The project will be completed in 2018.


Our french partner Projet linéaire is supporting the TILOS usage.

More Information and Picture of the viaduct

More Information

Virtually driving the New Highway (Video):

(Link to video: http://youtu.be/hdl7s21Wciw)

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TILOS Task Calculation Part 1: Linear calculation models (Video blog)

This video blog / tutorial is showing some easy linear calculation models, that TILOS Linear Scheduling system uses to estimate task durations.

This is the start of a series of videos regarding TILOS task calculation.

This time:

  • Determining the Work rate = Quantity / Duration
  • Estimating the Duration = Quantity / Work rate

Video:


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(Direct Link to video: http://youtu.be/C8UqKIblCRk)

 TILOS Task Calculation Series:

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Webinar: “Using TILOS for Planning and Execution of a Pipeline Project “

Webinar-Announcement:

December 17, 9:00 AM by GMT
Duration: 40 minutes
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/200000000027771026

Description:

Major pipeline projects face many challenges that are not typical in facility constructions. Land acquisition, seasonal construction issues, environmental restrictions, major crossings that involve HDD’s (Horizontal Directional Drills) and optimizing workface planning are key considerations. The goal is to keep the construction window as short as possible to reduce the overall cost of the project to the owner, while understanding all the key interfaces points on the right-of-way. This presentation will explore the advantages of using the linear project methodology to create a baseline and to report on progress. TILOS is a visual planning tool that serves as an excellent tool for collaboration between all the major project stakeholders.

Agenda:

• Challenges of Pipeline Construction
• Why use Linear Planning Methodology
• Examples of Pipeline projects
• Progress and Reporting in TILOS
• Using TILOS to integrate construction challenges
• Questions and Answers

Presenter Details:

Lorne Duncan – Managing Director of Linear project Americas Inc.
He has extensive experience in pipeline planning in North and South America. For several years he was the Senior Pipeline Planner with the Enbridge Pipeline Construction Group and has worked for many pipeline owners, engineering firms and contractors to develop baseline schedules, bid schedules and has used TILOS to track and optimize the execution of the project once construction has started. He continues to work extensively as a consultant for pipeline planning for many organizations in several countries.. (295)

Have you ever asked yourself how to display an infrastructure project in a Gantt diagram – in a proper way?

Location based Scheduling is the main target of TILOS – Time Location Scheduling.

See below a Gantt Diagram structured by Location coming along with the correspondent Location Maps – converted from a Time-Location-Diagram.

Click at the sample pictures to enlarge and watch out for TILOS Version 9!

Time Location Diagram

Time Location Diagram of a Sample Infrastructure Project

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Structured Gantt Diagram with Location Maps of the same Project

Structured Gantt Diagram with Location Maps of the same Project

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New TILOS Version 9 is presented at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin

On many construction sites in Europe and all over the world TILOS has successfully proved on minor and major construction projects.
The development goes on and Linear project will present TILOS 9 for the first time on the InnoTrans fair in Berlin from September 23 to 26 2014.

The major goal for the version 9 release is: Improving the methods of structuring projects and their visualization.

Task Grouping is displayed in most Gantt chart based systems using headlines and summary tasks. A direct link to the location is not possible. Grouping in TILOS can display coloured vertical ribbons with graphics attached left to the text panel. The location is includes in such charts and this improves the understanding an communication of work execution.

TILOS Version 9: A grouped Gantt Chart with Sitemaps

TILOS Version 9: A grouped Gantt Chart with Sitemaps (Click to download full pdf plan)

The task boxes can be formatted with text, logos (responsibility) and traffic light indicators similar to the cards in planning tables.

The same project structure now can be visualized also in the time distance diagram by using WBS or category summary tasks. Those are calculated from the task categories or WBS. The time and the distance coordinates of the detailed tasks are summed up to the structure above. This is ideal for displaying top level plans from detailed data set.

The detailed activity data can be imported from Primavera, MS Project and ASTA Powerproject with all the structures included. Only the graphics for the WBS or category nodes have to be assigned as well as company logos for the executing companies.

The new pure location links in TILOS 9 allow to set distance coordinates based on links in a similar way to time coordinates during the reschedule. Planning locations is then much easier and more flexible now.
Example: One driving task in a tasks group (process) can define the distance to work on both: Predecessors and successors.

The full list of all functions of TILOS 9 will be published soon.

Please visit us at the InnoTrans!
You find us: Hall CityCube Berlin A booth 508

 

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TILOS at the AASHTO Annual meeting, November 21st – 24th 2014

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting in Charlotte North Carolina is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.

Linear project Americas – the exclusive North American Distributor of TILOS – is presenting TILOS on Booth 202. Visit us!

AASHTO Annual meeting 2014
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Utilizing Linear Planning and Scheduling for Project Control and Claims Avoidance

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The intent of this paper is to provide a comparison of traditional CPM scheduling tools to linear scheduling software (TILOS) for alignment based projects. This overview described how to interpret march charts in the simplest form and then increased the complexity by adding constructability issues such as environmental restrictions and risk such as weather. The ability to represent non-linear activities on a march chart makes this a very powerful solution that enables one to view the entire project on one march chart.
Also described was the ability to apply speed and work profiles to connect the productivity rates to soil, timber or any other factor that will have an impact. Progressing during project execution is dependent on the input of the crew inspector daily report. Typically the start and end KP for each crew is recorded daily for progressing the march chart.
It should be apparent that linear scheduling software is very well suited for pipeline, road, rail and other similar projects. We have seen that march charts connect the schedule to the geography and risks of a project in a manner that is not simply possible using traditional CPM scheduling methods.

Authors:
Lorne Duncan, Linear projects Americas
Joanna Alvord, PSP, PMP, Project Controls Manager

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