Last edited 28 Feb 2021

Programme hammock

An activity is an operation or process consuming time and possibly other resources. An individual or work team can manage an activity. It is a measurable element of the total project programme.

The term ‘hammock’ can be used to refer to an activity representing the period from the start of an activity to the completion of another. It is sometimes used as a way of summarising the duration of a number of activities in a programme as one single duration.

Ref Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd edition, February 2017, published by the Society of Construction Law (UK).

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