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    Construction Scheduling : Principles and Practices


This book is a comprehensive, stand alone reference for project scheduling. It includes complete coverage of scheduling from the basics to advanced applications along with a detailed tutorial on the four most popular software programs-Primavera Project Planner (P3), SureTrak, P3e/c, and Microsoft Project. Having scheduling information and software instructions in one book obviates the need for two texts, and the exercises and examples in the scheduling portion are tied to the same exercises in the software portions.

Author Biography


  • PhD. Vocational Education - Colorado State University, 1981; emphasis in Construction Management and Green Building Techniques.
  • Masters Degree - Brigham Young University, 1972; emphasis in Construction Technology and Instructional Media.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Brigham Young University, 1969; emphasis in Building Construction Technology. 


1976 - PRESENT

  • Brigham Young University, Construction Management
    • Program Head 1983-1998.  Had a major influence in the creation and development of the Construction Management Program at BYU from a relative unknown program to recognition as one of the strongest programs in the nation.  Subjects Taught:  Scheduling and Cost Control, Codes and Inspections, Administrative Practices in Construction, Electrical Systems, Advanced Construction Practices, HVAC Principles and Solar Design, and Construction Project Management.
  • Owner and manager of Newitt Construction and Consulting, a sole proprietorship specializing in Construction Management Consulting. 


  • Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2007 from the Associated Schools of Construction
  • Author of Construction Scheduling - Principles and Practices, Prentice Hall, 2005.
  • Has provided in-house training to over 200 companies on the basics of CPM Scheduling with software training on P3, SureTrak, or Microsoft Project.
  • Awarded as the 2004 “Professor of the Year” by the Associated Schools of Construction
  • Awarded as the 1999 “Professor of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders.
  • Awarded as the 1992 “National Professor of the Year” by the Associated Builders & Contractors.
  • President of the Associated Schools of Construction 1990-91 (54 Universities, 406 Faculty)
  • Regional Director, Region VI of the Associated Schools of Construction.
  • Faculty Member of the National Associated Builders & Contractors Supervisors and Project Managers Academies at Clemson, S.C.
  • National Board of Directors for Associated Schools of Construction.
  • Featured speaker at a multitude of workshops dealing with CPM & PERT Network Scheduling Techniques, Cost Control, Construction Management, Affordability in Housing, Energy Efficient Construction Techniques, Passive Solar  Construction, Payback Analysis, and Optimum Value Engineering.    
  • Member of the following professional organizations: ABC, ACCE, AIC, AGC, & NAHB 


  • Has made over 160 professional presentations at National Seminars and Workshops for Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, The National Center for Construction Education and Research, and The National Association of Home Builders. 


  • Area of research deals with topics relating to construction management with emphasis on training managers in scheduling and project management techniques.


Table of Contents

Overview of Project Management Basics
Why Schedule?
Checklists, Daily To-Do Lists, & Magnetic Scheduling Boards
Bar Chart Schedules
Introduction to CPM Scheduling
Creating the Network Logic Diagram
Determining Durations
Calculating Start & Finish Dates
Calculating Total, Shared, Free, Independent Float, and Negative Float
Using Lags In Network Logic Diagrams
Reviewing and Analyzing the Schedule
Creating Bar Charts and Tabular Reports from Network Logic Diagrams
Linear or Line-of-Balance Schedules
Updating the Schedule
Using the Schedule to Forecast and Balance Resources
Cost Schedule Control System Criteria (C/SCSC)
Creating Teamwork and to Getting Subcontractors to Conform to the Schedule
Other Scheduling Techniques
Introduction to Computerized CPM Scheduling
Managing Projects Using Primavera Project Planner (P3)
Managing Projects Using SureTrak
Managing Projects Using Microsoft Project
Managing Projects Using P6 Project Manager or Contractor
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