Construction Planning & Scheduling
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING & SCHEDULING
At the end of this course the student is expected to have learnt how to plan
construction projects, schedule the activities using network diagrams, determine the cost of
the project, control the cost of the project by creating cash flows and budgeting and how to
use the project information as an information and decision making tool.
Basic concepts in the development of construction plans-choice of Technology and
Construction method-Defining Work Tasks- Definition- Precedence relationships among
activities-Estimating Activity Durations-Estimating Resource Requirements for work
SCHEDULING PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES
Relevance of construction schedules-Bar charts - The
critical path methodCalculations for critical path scheduling-Activity float and schedules-Presenting project
schedules-Critical path scheduling for Activity-on-node and with leads, Lags and
Windows-Calculations for scheduling with
oriented scheduling-Scheduling with resource constraints and precedence -Use of
Advanced Scheduling Techniques-Scheduling with uncertain durations-Crashing and
time/cost tradeoffs -Improving the Scheduling process – Introduction to application
COST CONTROL MONITORING AND ACCOUNTING
The cost control problem-The project Budget-Forecasting for Activity cost control financial accounting systems and cost accounts-Control of project cash flows-Schedule
control-Schedule and Budget updates-Relating cost and schedule information.
QUALITY CONTROL AND SAFETY DURING CONSTRUCTION
Quality and safety Concerns in Construction-Organizing for Quality and Safety-Work
and Material Specifications-Total Quality control-Quality control by statistical methods Statistical Quality control with Sampling by Attributes-Statistical Quality control by
Sampling and Variables-Safety.
ORGANIZATION AND USE OF PROJECT INFORMATION
Types of project information-Accuracy and Use of Information-Computerized organization
and use of Information -Organizing information in databases-relational model of Data
bases-Other conceptual Models of Databases-Centralized database Management systemsDatabases and application programs-Information transfer and Flow.
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and Control, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1998.
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1. Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au, “Project Management for Construction –
Fundamentals Concepts for Owners”, Engineers, Architects and Builders, Prentice
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Precedence Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Third Edition, 1983.
3. Willis., E.M., “Scheduling Construction projects”, John Wiley and Sons 1986.
4. Halpin,D.W., “Financial and cost concepts for construction Management”, John Wiley
and Sons, New York, 1985.