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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.

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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: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 746,288
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet 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.

GLENN A. SEARS is an active consultant in construction engineering and management. He isEmeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico.

RICHARD H. CLOUGH, deceased, wasDean 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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Table of Contents


1 Construction Practices.

2 Management System.

3 Project Cost Estimating.

4 Project Planning.

5 Project Scheduling.

6 Production Planning.

7 Project Time Acceleration.

8 Resource Management.

9 Project Time Management.

10 Project Cost System.

11 Project Financial Management.

12 Scheduling Applications.

Appendix A Highway Bridge Bid-Item Summary Sheets.

Appendix B SI Unit Highway Bridge Bid-Item Summary Sheets.

Appendix C Highway Bridge Project Outline.

Appendix D Arrow Notation.

Appendix E The PERT Procedure.

Appendix F Analysis of Estimating Accuracy.

Appendix G Highway Bridge Case Studies.


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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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