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For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.

This Fifth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience.

The Fifth Edition features include: Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project, Expanded coverage of production planning, Large foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the book.

Thorough and up to date, Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

About the Author:
S. Keoki Sears is a Senior Program Manager for CH2M HILL on the London 2012 Olympic Park. He has extensive experience managing large construction projects worldwide

About the Author:
GlennA. Sears is an active consultant in construction engineering and management. He is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

About the Author:
Richard H. Clough, deceased, was Dean of the College of Engineering, University of New Mexico. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was considered one of the leading American educators in construction engineering and management

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Editorial Reviews

This guide to the critical path method (CPM) of project scheduling uses a highway bridge with a complete cost estimate to illustrate each of the principles of project management. Suitable for use as a textbook. The fourth edition adds two chapters on production planning and schedule applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471745884
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 814,946
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD H. CLOUGH, ScD, is Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus and former dean of the College of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. GLENN A. SEARS, Engineer, is Professor of Construction Engineering and Management Emeritus at the University of New Mexico.
S. KEOKI SEARS, MSc, is a senior project manager with CH2MHill and is currently working on a project in Germany.
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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Construction Practices     1
Management System     17
Project Cost Estimating     31
Project Planning     63
Project Scheduling     85
Production Planning     129
Project Time Acceleration     147
Resource Management     173
Project Time Management     197
Project Cost System     223
Project Financial Management     259
Scheduling Applications     285
Highway Bridge Bid-Item Summary Sheets     309
SI Unit Highway Bridge Bid-Item Summary Sheets     323
Highway Bridge Project Outline     345
Arrow Notation     347
The PERT Procedure     367
Analysis of Estimating Accuracy     373
Highway Bridge Case Studies     381
Index     395
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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    do not buy for nook

    this book has graphics that cannot be read with the nook or nook color. book is difficult to read as you depend on moving around the book to referenced graphs and charts. in general this book is not well written.

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