Building up a man hours database of Equipment or bulks installation based on information from the fields …. that is priceless … I can say that if it can be done … and in fact we achieved it and the result of all that valuable information is time to publish it .. not without applying a series of statistical procedures that strengthen the quality and reliability of the information, always helped with the use of very useful yield curves at the time of making forecasts or extrapolations.
The Venezuelan Petrochemical Industry, in 1990, did not have a database of its own holding man-hours works for the construction field. Such information was of great need, given the beginning of the petrochemical plants expansion in the country. The aim of this study is to show how the performer of this study planned, coordinated and designed a Construction Man-hours Database in a petrochemical plant (PEQUIVEN, Zulia, El Tablazo), taking advantage of the referred business expansion, and which would also help estimate man-hours, in future projects, more accurately.