The course will provide the students with an overview of construction project planning and scheduling process, introduce various scheduling techniques, such as AOA, AON, PERT, Bar- Chart, and Line-of-Balance. Planning and scheduling applications in the construction industry. A llocation and optimization of resources in construction projects. Impact of scheduling on cash flow and cost control. Earned value concepts. Computer applications.
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- Ahuja, Dozzi, and AbouRizk (1994). Project Management: Techniques in Planning and Controlling Construction Projects, John Wiley
- Mawdesley, M., Askew, W., and O’Reilly, M. (1997). Planning and Controlling Construction Projects: The Best Laid Plans. Longman, London
- O’Brien, J. and Plotnick F. (1999). Critical Path Management (CPM) in Construction Management. Mc Graw Hill. ISBN: 71344403
- Kerzner H. (2001). Project Management: a Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. 7th ed. John Wiley. ISBN: 0471393428.
- Pierce D . Project Scheduling and Management for Construction, 2nd edition. Roberts Means Co. ISBN: 0876295332
- Hendrickson, C. (2000). Project Management for Construction, Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects and Builders
- MS Project 2000
:The course will primerily cover the following topics
- Introduction of construction project planning and scheduling
- Construction scheduling techniques
- bar charts
- Critical Path Method (CPM)
- Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
- Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
- Linear Scheduling Method (LSM)
- Determination of activity duration
- Resource leveling and constraining
- Time cost tradeoff
- Schedule monitoring and updating
- Earned value: integrating schedule and cost
- Computer applications
(to be conducted in the Engineering Computer Laboratory K212)
This course will utilize a combination of lectures, tutorials, student presentations, class participation, homeworks, assigned readings, scheduling project, and a mid-term and a final examination. Students are expected to perform in a professional manner in regards to their attendance, completion of homework and assigned readings, and class presentations and participation. Students are expected to be present for every meeting of the course.
- Research Project s 30 %
- Midterm Exam. 25 %
- Final Exam. 45 %
The above grading policy will be discussed and students will be allowed to provide their suggestions and recommendations.