Application of Ranked Positional Weight in Detecting Resource Conflicts in Construction Project
Most of construction companies encounter the difficulties of addressing resource conflicts as they usually perform multiple projects at once. The decision support tool is developed on Microsoft Project using Visual Basic Applications (VBA).The extension supports the decision of prioritizing the tasks by applying the concept of Ranked Positional Weight Method (RPW) from assembly line in manufacturing process.The extension facilitates the function of viewing multiple project performance at once with a more user friendly interface and a customisation of report generator. Therefore, the amount of time wasted in trying to generate such reports has been reduced and the project performance can be monitored more closely and accurately. As a result, this leads to less possibilities of cost overrun, delay, and poor quality which are the undesirable outcome for all projects.
Keywords- Construction Industry, Microsoft Project, Multi project management, Ranked Positional Weight, Resource Conflicts