Scheduling the construction of Kasoa Government Hospital works using Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

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The thesis is aimed at scheduling and controlling the construction of Kasoa Government Hospital in Central Region, Ghana, using the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) as the planning tool. Program (Project) Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. It is basically a method to analyze the tasks involved in completing a given project, especially the time needed to complete each task, and to identify the minimum time needed to complete the total project. PERT planning involves the following steps: • Identify the specific activities and milestones. • Determine the proper sequence of the activities. • Construct a network diagram. • Estimate the time required for each activity. • Determine the critical path. • Update the PERT chart as the project progresses The three time estimates used in this thesis were taken from constructors who have been engaged in such jobs and are abreast with the challenges and skills. The normal days of completion as found from the calculation and analysis with the acquired data is 504 days with a standard deviation of 25.9. The probabilities of project completion times were also found.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, April-2012