The Westerschelde Tunnel Project

  • Mario Vanhoucke


This chapter presents a real-life project example where the minimization of a bottleneck resource’s idle time is the scheduling objective. The project is an illustration of a project scheduling problem with a work continuity scheduling objective as discussed in Sect. 8.2.1. The chapter illustrates that the use of dedicated scheduling algorithms can lead to improvements in the cost outline of the schedule. Various parts of this chapter have been published in Vanhoucke (2006b, 2007).


Idle Time Construction Project Project Schedule Precedence Relation Project Schedule Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Vanhoucke
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  1. 1.Fac. Economics and Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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