CPM in Construction Management (eBook)

CPM in Construction Management
By:O'Brien, James; Plotnick, Fredric;
Pub Date:November 3rd 2005
Format:Electronic book text 651 pages
ISBN:0071589112 / 9780071589116
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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.


Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction to CPM Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 1: Introduction to CPM Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 2: Project Control Systems Evolve in Academia

Chapter 3: Project Control Systems Evolve in the Marketplace

Part 2: The Theory of CPM Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 4: Your New Tool--Read Before Using

Chapter 5: Network Construction

Chapter 6: The Durations of the Logic Network

Chapter 7: What Comes Out ...

Chapter 8: Cranking the Engine

Chapter 9: Adding Complexity

Chapter 10: PDM and Precedence Networks

Chapter 11: Respecting the Power of PDM

Chapter 12: Enhancements and Extensions by Software Vendors

Part 3: The Tools of CPM Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 13: Measure Twice--Cut Once

Chapter 14: Choosing Codes

Chapter 15: Acquiring Information to Initial Schedule

Chapter 16: Acquiring the Durations

Chapter 17: Specifying the Relationships Between Activities

Chapter 18: Example Project: The John Doe Project

Part 4: The Practice of CPM Planning

Chapter 19: Equipment and Workforce Planning

Chapter 20: Procurement

Chapter 21: Preconstruction

Chapter 22: Evolution of the Project Schedule

Chapter 23: CPM and Cost Control

Part 5: The Practice of CPM Scheduling

Chapter 24: Let's Look Under the Hood at the Engine

Chapter 25: Converting the Team Plan to the Calculated Schedule

Chapter 26: Engineer's Review of the Submitted Initial CPM

Chapter 27: Updating the Schedule

Chapter 28: Engineer's Review of the Submitted Update

Chapter 29: Revising the Logic Network

Chapter 30: Engineer's Review of the Submitted Revision

Chapter 31: Case Histories

Chapter 32: Additional Exercises fir Students of Project Controls

Part 6: Advanced Topics

Chapter 33: Specifying CPM

Chapter 34: CPM in Claims and Litigation

Chapter 35: Delay Analysis

Chapter 36: Disruption Analyses

Chapter 37: Advanced Topics: Resource Leveling and Smoothing

Chapter 38: Advanced Topics: PERT, SPERT, and GERT

Chapter 39: Conclusion

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE CPM SPECIFICATION AS A GUIDELINE FOR PREPARING YOUR OWN SPECIFICATION

APPENDIX B: UNIFIED FACILITIES GUIDE SPECIFICATION

APPENDIX C: NOTATION FOR RDCPM

GLOSSARY

ACRONYMS AND SYMBOLS

INDEX


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