Construction Project Management
The book approaches the subject of planning with a new perspective. It focuses on time planning, resources planning and planning of control systems. Alive with numerous examples from projects handled by the author, this book describes how to plan construction projects and execute them efficiently with minimum variation in schedules. The book is divided into four parts: Introduction: It covers nature of construction industry, highlights salient features of construction project management and outlines the approach for planning construction projects;Time Planning: It describes the methodology for breaking down project work into activities, developing workpackage networks, integrating these networks into project network plan and scheduling the network plan for finalising calendar-time oriented construction programs; Resources Planning: It includes methodology for planning manpower, construction materials, plant and machinery, and costs. Planning Control System: It deals with organising control system; methodology for controlling resources productivity, costs and time; codifying planning system and computerising planning and control functions.
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