CPM in Construction Management

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Mcgraw-hill, Oct 13, 2005 - Architecture - 651 pages
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This Critical Path Method resource explains how to build speed, accuracy, and flexibility into construction project scheduling. The new Sixth Edition includes in-depth coverage of the industry-dominating Primavera CPM software and new example cases that bring readers up-to-date with today's construction situation.

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Contents

Project Control Systems Evolve in Academia
15
Project Control Systems Evolve in the Marketplace
25
The Theory of CPM Planning and Scheduling
31
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James J. O'Brien, PE, PMP, was vice chair of the board of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., the construction management firm that handled the renovation of San Francisco's cable car system. He was also the program manager for the redevelopment of JFK International Airport. Mr. O'Brien is the author or editor of many other books, including Contractor's Management Handbook, Second Edition; Construction Management: A Professional Approach; Value Analysis in Design and Construction; and Scheduling Handbook, all published by McGraw-Hill. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Project Management Institute, and the Construction Management Association of America. He is a charter member and a vice president of the PMI College of Scheduling.

Fredric L. Plotnick, Esq., PE, is CEO and principal consultant of Engineering & Property Management Consultants, Inc. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is also an attorney and a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. Mr. Plotnick is an adjunct professor in the departments of Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, and Construction Management at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, past Construction Group chair of the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and member of the American Association of Cost Engineers. He is a charter member and director of the annual Technical Track conference of the PMI College of Scheduling.

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