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This unique tool provides a fresh approach to construction scheduling by focusing on ways in which the Critical Path Method (CPM) can be used to answer the important questions that arise on virtually every construction project. Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling helps commercial contractors meet today's ever-increasing demands to improve operational efficiency and increase profitability.
The construction schedule is heavily dependent upon the skill of the practitioner and responsible participants, and one which greatly impacts the efficiency, cost, and overall success or failure of a project. This book explains the practical application of the CPM, the most widely used and taught technique for construction planning and scheduling.
You'll be guided through each step of the CPM process--from planning and communication to deciding payment and/or claims. Practitioners and students will quickly understand both the mechanics and the use of the CPM. Contractors will be able to apply this knowledge to plan their work more completely, better communicate their plans, accurately evaluate the impact of delays, and make better on-the-spot decisions. Features real-world construction examples and worked problems Describes how to measure on-site/field productivity and address potential issues Shows how to effectively communicate progress, targets, and requests with subcontractors and stakeholders
About the Author
William East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past three decades, first as a project engineer and then as a research program manager. His evaluation of the first PC-based scheduling systems resulted in the Standard Data Exchange Format, which delivers earned-value loaded schedules on Corps of Engineers' projects.
Ch 1 Preface Ch 2 Why Scheduling Ch 3 History of Project Planning Ch 4 Arrow Diagram Method Ch 5 Precedence Diagram Method Ch 6 Effective Scheduling Ch 7 Advanced Topics Ch 8 A Worked Example Ch 9 Glossary Ch 10 Questions and Answers
ISBN: 9780071849234 ISBN-10: 0071849238 Series: P/L Custom Scoring Survey Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 25th February 2015 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1