How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule

When create a schedule, we can based on Resource Productivity to estimate duration.

For example:

  • We have a team which can cast 10 m3 of concrete per day (This is Productivity)
  • We have an Foundation which take 100 m3 concrete.
  • Duration of Foundation activity will be  100 / 10 = 10 days

Now we will do it in Primavera.

Supposed that we have a schedule like below picture:

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First we need to change Duration type of all activity to “Fixed Units/Time” Continue reading “How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule”

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How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6

In Primavera P6, after finish creating the schedule, you may need to assign resource to activity to make the resource plan.

I will show you how to do it.

Let say you have a schedule like in below picture:

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To assign resource, first you need to create one.

Go to menu Enterprise -> Resource.

Click on Plus icon to create a new resource. Continue reading “How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6”

How to make a labor, equipment mobilization plan in Primavera P6

In a project plan beside the Start and Finish date of activity, we also need to know When we need resource, and How many resource we need.

I will show you how to do it.

We have a simple project with 3 activities and is assigned resource as follow:

  • Activity A : 10 worker and 1 Crane
  • Activity B : 5 worker and 2 Crane
  • Activity C : 20 worker

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Now we will make a Labor, Equipment mobilization plan so that we know when we need the resource and how many we need. Continue reading “How to make a labor, equipment mobilization plan in Primavera P6”

What is the Resource Currency selection in Primavera P6 used for?

In Resource window -> Details tab, there is an selection box called “Currency”.

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What does it do? I’ll explain it in this article.

By selecting the currency in that box, it determines in which Currency the Resource will be paid with. The setting locks the Price/Unit in that Currency regardless of change in the Exchange rates. Continue reading “What is the Resource Currency selection in Primavera P6 used for?”