What is it?
LOBTracker imports your project information from Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project to create Line of Balance charts.
What is Line of Balance?
Line of Balance is a method of showing the repetitive work that may exist in a project as a single line on a graph. Unlike a Bar Chart, which shows the duration of a particular activity, a LOB Chart shows the rate at which the work that makes up all of the activities has to be undertaken to stay on schedule, as well as the relationship of one trade or process to the subsequent trade or process is defined by the space between the lines.
Line of balance charts are used to show the usage of trades and resources in projects that are planned over different areas, floors or rooms. They are particularly useful for projects involving the housebuilding, commercial building and high-rise construction industries.
How does it work?
Configure your project with Activity Codes (P6) or Outline Codes (MSP)
Open LOBTracker and import your project from Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project
Configure your charts
Create a hierarchical location structure to group Build Stages
Filter by WBS scope and Build Stages to display. Build Stages can be Activity Codes, Resources or Activity Names
Lines can be drawn straight between the start and end of a stage, a line per stage and a line per stage including breaks for non working time
Display Clashes where trades are working in the same area and a task is delayed and Gaps, where there is non continuous work for a trade
View Build Rates per stage, comparing actual v planned.
Export Clashes and Gaps to Excel.
Export Rosetta report to Excel.
Full formatting and printing of charts.
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