THE USE OF CRITICAL PATH METHODS IN THE ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF GLASSHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
C.P.A. is now an accepted tool of management science, whose use in the construction of horticultural buildings has been described by Giles and Bennett (1966) and Maddison (1968), and others in agriculture have been described by Lloyd (1967), Thorneycroft and Dent (1968), Cooke-Yarborough (1964) and others. A number of general texts on the use of critical path methods are available, and amongst those of which the writer has found to be of value are those by Lockyer (1967) and Battersby (1967). Because of the general availability of such texts, the present paper will not repeat details of the basic procedure, but will concentrate rather on describing experience gained from a case study and in particular the derivative tool of C.P.A., the bar diagram or Gantt chart.