Proven by Computer? System Dynamics and Disruption Claims

Proven by Computer? System Dynamics and Disruption Claims

The Society of Construction Law has recently published “Proven by Computer? System Dynamics and Disruption Claims”.  The paper, available here, evaluates the potential for system dynamics modelling to be used as a form of delay and disruption analysis in adversarial construction dispute resolution. Ralph Goodchild gives a lawyer’s perspective on the use of SD modelling, which differs from the usual practice of looking directly at ‘real’ project records. He goes on to discuss the challenges of bringing a disruption claim based on an SD model, such as admissibility, the tension with witnesses of fact and the relationships between SD model evidence and traditional delay analysis.


Construction Industry Event Presentations

System Dynamics in Construction

“From theory to practice – how the application of system dynamics in construction projects can save time and money”

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society organised a short series of talks looking at the experience of the application of system dynamics to construction projects within the built environment and an introduction to ongoing research and novel applications. Further event details

Managing the Dynamics of Projects and Changes at Fluor: Kim Warren

An introduction to how Fluor, a business that takes on the toughest challenges in construction and project management, have applied system dynamics to minimise rework through an understanding of the dynamics of changes to designs and programmes and the associated cost savings that this can bring.   Ken Cooper Fluor summary

Ken Cooper has not only agreed to making his full slide-set available, but also provided a couple of other important papers:

Managing_Projects_at_Fluor

Four Failures in Project Management– Kenneth Cooper

Practical lessons of system dynamics: Ian Sinclair

Practical lessons learnt from the application of system dynamics approaches to major construction projects. Ian is a Director of Navigant Consulting and is a Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years in the construction industry. Amongst other projects Ian has been involved with the Channel Tunnel project and London 2012 Olympics.  Presentation to SD Society December 2011

Building Infrastructure Resilience with System Dynamics: Matt Montgomery

How system dynamic theory has been utilised to identify how sustainability issues are related allowing risks and potential benefits to be managed to build resilience in infrastructure systems.  UKSD event – A systems approach for improving infrastructure


Event: System Dynamics in Construction

System Dynamics in Construction

Date: 6th of December 2011
Venue: Halcrow, Elms House, 43 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7EF
Time: 6:00pm start, arrivals from 5:30pm for tea and coffee, talks finished by 7pm.

Wine, nibbles and networking to close.

“From theory to practice – how the application of system dynamics in construction projects can save time and money”

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society invites you to a short series of talks looking at the experience of the application of system dynamics to construction projects within the built environment and an introduction to ongoing research and novel applications.

Originally developed in the 1950s to help corporate managers improve their understanding of industrial processes, system dynamics is currently being used throughout the public and private sector for policy analysis and design.

In the past few years the application of system dynamics to construction projects has helped Fluor and its clients save over £800m. The future applications being developed look to utilise system dynamic theory to help build resilience in our large scale infrastructure systems whilst meeting our sustainability objectives. These talks aim to give a brief introduction to highlight the potential benefits.

Talks:

Managing the Dynamics of Projects and Changes at Fluor: Kim Warren

An introduction to how Fluor, a business that takes on the toughest challenges in construction and project management, have applied system dynamics to minimise rework through an understanding of the dynamics of changes to designs and programmes and the associated cost savings that this can bring.

Practical lessons of system dynamics: Ian Sinclair

Practical lessons learnt from the application of system dynamics approaches to major construction projects. Ian is a Director of Navigant Consulting and is a Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years in the construction industry. Amongst other projects Ian has been involved with the Channel Tunnel project and London 2012 Olympics.

Building Infrastructure Resilience with System Dynamics: Matt Montgomery

How system dynamic theory has been utilised to identify how sustainability issues are related allowing risks and potential benefits to be managed to build resilience in infrastructure systems.


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