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What is included with this book?
First published in 1988 by RS Means, the new edition of Project Scheduling and Management for Construction has been substantially revised for students enrolled in construction management and civil engineering programs. While retaining its emphasis on developing practical, professional-level scheduling skills, the new edition is a relatable, real-world case study that can be used over the course of a semester. The book also includes classroom elements like exercises, quizzes, skill-building exercises, as well as an instructor's manual including two additional new cases.
David R. Pierce, Jr. has been involved in construction project management for more than forty years as a Professor of Construction Management, and as a scheduler, project engineer, and consultant on commercial and industrial projects. His teaching career includes service at the University of Florida, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia. His field experience includes working as a consultant specializing in CPM scheduling, and in forensic consulting, specializing in cost and delay claims.
1 Project Management Fundamentals
What Is Management in General?
What Is Project Management?
Why Use Project Management?
Variables That Affect the Project
The Project Control Cycle
Introduction to CPM Scheduling
Introduction to the Sample Building Project
2 Pre-Planning Investigation
Identifying Key Personnel
Providing Data to the Project Team
Contract Document Review
Estimate Review/Estimator Meeting
Initial Project Team Meeting
Pre-Planning with Other Parties
3 Planning the Project
Breaking the Job Down into Activities
Establishing the Sequence of Work
Practice Logic Problems
4 Scheduling the Project
Actual Calculation of Activity Durations
Calculating Overall Job Duration
5 Publishing the Schedule
Checking the Final Schedule
Key Questions to Ask
Tasks That Must Be Performed in Order to Provide the Right Information
Types of Coding Schemes
Sample Reports: Office Building
6 Monitoring and Controlling the Project
The Monitoring Process
Taking Corrective Action
Example Update Problem
7 Resource Management
How to Manage Resources
The Resource Management Process
Development of the Resource Profile
Adjusting the Schedule to Improve the Resource Curve
Practical Aspects of Resource Management
Other Applications: Earned Value
Other Applications: Cost Loaded Schedules
8 Procurement Scheduling
The Source of the Problem
Basic Procurement Procedures
Key Elements in Successful Procurement
Record Keeping and Tracking
Issues with Scheduling Procurement Activities
Follow-up on the Information
9 Line of Balance Scheduling
When to Use Line of Balance Scheduling
Updating a Line of Balance Schedule
Appendix A Vehicle Maintenance Facility Drawings
Notes on Schedule Sequencing