# Civil Engineering - Construction Management - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Construction Management - Section 1 (Q.No. 12)
12.
Pick up the correct statement from the following:
The float may be positive, zero or negative
If the float is positive and the activity is delayed by a period equal to its total float, the completion of project is not delayed
If the float of an activity is negative, delay in its performance is bound to delay the completion of project
If the float of an activity is zero, the activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the whole project
All the above.
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Kiran said:   8 years ago
Option D should be the answer because the float is zero hence, it is critical.

Zankloony said:   8 years ago
How total float could be positive or negative? This is wrong.

Sarathy said:   8 years ago
Can't get this. Anyone explain me.
(1)

Navi said:   7 years ago
Option d is correct.

Float of an activity can never be negative.

Negative float, also known as negative slack, is the amount of time beyond aproject's scheduled completion that a task within the project requires. Total float is the amount of time a task within a project can be delayed without endangering theproject deadline. Hence all the options are correct.

Bikash medhi said:   6 years ago
Float and slack are analogous, not totally same.
Floats are classified as;
1) Total float
2) Free float
3) Independent float
4) interfering float

So, I think option (c) is correct.

Gaurav said:   6 years ago
All are correct, it is saying float can be any value, not particularly total float.

Sajid said:   6 years ago
What is meant by float here? Explain.

Asif said:   4 years ago