International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Applying the chronographical approach for modelling to different types of projects Francis, Adel


Graphical modeling is considered to be a suitable approach for displaying project data because of its ability to effectively communicate information. To meet this objective, the Chronographic Approach analyses the layout of the user interface in the spatial dimension and discusses the suitable visual parameters and their associated values. The main goal is to communicate information clearly and effectively through a visual graphical representation of the schedule. This paper discusses the application of the Chronographical Approach to modeling different types of projects, such as buildings and infrastructure. The graphical approach describes how the schedule information can be communicated using tabular and graphical interfaces, in order to manage specialties, locations, means, processes and constraints on different strata and show them either separately or combined using layering, sheeting, juxtaposition, alterations and permutations while allowing for groupings, hierarchies and the classification of project information. The result is the presentation of the same project schedule through different compatible approaches. The planner has the ability to switch from one approach to another by changing the graphical parameters. In this way, graphic representation becomes a living, transformable image, thus assisting planners in solving problems of a variable nature, and simplifying site management while simultaneously utilizing the visual space as efficiently as possible.

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