ALISS: Advanced Linear Scheduling System

TOKDEMİR O. B., Arditi D., Balcik C.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, vol.24, no.12, pp.1253-1267, 2006 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01446190600953706
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1253-1267
  • Keywords: Linear scheduling, repetitive construction, line of balance
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The line of balance (LOB) method is not widely used in the construction industry even though it has distinct advantages in repetitive construction projects. Attempts were made in the past to develop LOB systems but no system has met with universal acceptance because of a multitude of problems. As a response, a tool named ALISS was developed that solves most of the problems associated with LOB applications. ALISS is an acronym for Advanced Linear Scheduling System and makes use of a model that utilises the tools of information technology to the fullest extent. This is accomplished by creating a system that has a standalone and a web-based version. ALISS is programmed using Visual Basic and Visual Basic Script languages. It utilises MS Access and SQL server as a data repository. The resulting Advanced Linear Scheduling System not only accommodates all LOB requirements but also provides the latest technological developments as an embedded tool.