Critical Path Methods in Construction Practice
Wiley-Interscience, 1970 - Technology & Engineering - 414 pages
An updated and revised edition of the standard work on the use of critical path methods (CPM) in the construction industry. Describes the mechanics and procedures of CPM in construction planning and works control and demonstrates its application to large and small projects alike. Emphasis is not on the mathematics--the stress here is on the solution of problems commonly encountered in construction practice.
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Introduction to Critical Path Method
Critical Path Method Procedures and Terminology
The Network Diagram and Utility Data
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