Construction Project Scheduling and Control

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 23, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from the start

Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides a comprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devise a reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains new information on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationship to project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. Written by a career construction professional, this informative text introduces students to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author's own Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary and acronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numerous solved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge and apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. A complete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems in the book, test questions for each chapter, and additional exam questions for more comprehensive testing.

The entire success of a construction process hinges on an efficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly defined while allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helps students learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to make projects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities of this complex function.

  • Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edge methods
  • Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of project control
  • Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and lean construction
  • Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling

Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements and equipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring a deep understanding of the process. For the student interested in construction management, Construction Project Scheduling and Control is an informative text on the field's current best practices.

 

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Contents

Introduction
2
Chapter
8
Contents
11
Bar Gantt Charts
16
Basic Networks
24
Contents
38
The Critical Path Method CPM
46
Precedence Networks
92
Estimating and Accounting
278
Other Scheduling Methods
291
Dynamic Minimum Lag Relationship
329
Construction Delay and Other Claims
343
Types of Delays
349
Schedule Risk Management
367
BIMBased 4D Modeling and Scheduling
393
Appendix A Computer Project
421

Resource Allocation and Resource Leveling
124
Schedule Updating and Project Control
156
Chapter 9
212
Reports and Presentations
247
Scheduling as Part of the Project Management Effort
267
Abbreviations
464
References
493
Index
505
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About the author (2015)

SALEH MUBARAK, PHD, is an independent consultant in the field of construction project management, based in Tampa, Florida, focusing on training, writing, public speaking, and consulting. He is a former professor at a number of universities and an active member of PMI and AACE International. He served on the PMI committee that created the professional scheduler certification exam, PSP. He has more than 25 years of diversified and international experience including academia and industry; private and public sectors. He is also the author of How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, published by Wiley.

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