https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0121

Why Would Location-Based Scheduling Be Applicable for Offshore Wind Turbine Construction?

Jon Lerche1, Olli Seppänen2, Kristian Birch Pedersen3, Hasse Neve4, Søren Wandahl5 & Allan Gross6

1PhD Student, Department of Business Development at Aarhus University, Denmark, +4560133595, jon.lerche@btech.au.dk
2Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Finland, olli.seppanen@aalto.fi
3PhD, Department of Construction Management at Aalborg University, Denmark, +4553555919, kbp@exigo.dk
4PhD Student, Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark, +4528791838, hn@eng.au.dk
5Professor, Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark, +4541893216, swa@eng.au.dk
6Professor, Department of Business Development at Aarhus University, Denmark, +4561150219, agr@btech.au.dk

Abstract

The focus in this research was the conversion of a traditional activity-based construction schedule to a location-based schedule. The case investigated was an offshore wind turbine project in the British sector of the North Sea. This exploratory case study used a deductive approach studying the literature. The initial step was a review of the location-based scheduling literature. The applicability of the theory could be tested through understanding the patterns from existing location-based scheduling literature. These patterns were the adapted from the construction context to the offshore wind construction context. With the knowledge of how and why from a theoretical perspective, the authors analyzed the existing construction schedule which was based on the critical path methodology. The results from this analysis provided knowledge about how location-based scheduling is applicable from an industrial perspective. This research contributes knowledge by testing the theory of location-based scheduling in the context of offshore wind turbine construction industry.

Keywords

Construction, Flowline, LBMS, Offshore wind, Work-sequencing

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Reference

Lerche, J. , Seppänen, O. , Pedersen, K. B. , Neve, H. , Wandahl, S. & Gross, A. 2019, 'Why Would Location-Based Scheduling Be Applicable for Offshore Wind Turbine Construction?' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 1283-1294

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