The application of Lob in the UAE: a case study of a housing project

Ahmad, Muhammad and Skaik, Samer 2015, The application of Lob in the UAE: a case study of a housing project, in RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual RICS International Research Conference, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ( RICS), London, Eng., pp. 1-8.

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Title The application of Lob in the UAE: a case study of a housing project
Author(s) Ahmad, Muhammad
Skaik, SamerORCID iD for Skaik, Samer orcid.org/0000-0003-1047-3058
Conference name Annual RICS International Research Conference (2015 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 8-10 Jul. 2015
Title of proceedings RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual RICS International Research Conference
Publication date 2015
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ( RICS)
Place of publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) LOB, repetitive construction, scheduling, work continuity, waste
Summary Line of Balance (LOB) scheduling technique is a significant technique that plays a vital role in repetitive construction projects. It became more demanding in the construction industry due to the construction of mega repetitive projects e.g. housing schemes, high rise buildings, railways and highways, etc. This paper aims to evaluate the real application of LOB in repetitive housing projects in the UAE which could fill the gap as there is lack of similar empirical studies in the Middle East. The paper firstly presents a concise literature review on the application and limitation of LOB comparing to CPM in repetitive projects. Then, a case study of 275 villas housing project in the UAE is demonstrated and analysed, where LOB technique was used and monitored throughout the lifecycle of the project. The findings point out significant controlling benefits of using LOB comparing with CPM in the project and address some limitations hindering the efficient use of LOB in the UAE.
ISBN 9781783210718
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870104 Residential Construction Planning
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, RICS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079580

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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