Project Scheduling and Management for Construction / Edition 3

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction / Edition 3

by David Pierce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876297386

ISBN-13: 9780876297384

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

This revised third edition features expanded coverage of construction project scheduling and control. From vital project management principles through the latest scheduling, tracking, and controlling techniques, the author explains how to think through and prepare a comprehensive schedule. Features of the book include:

  • Latest computerized scheduling

Overview

This revised third edition features expanded coverage of construction project scheduling and control. From vital project management principles through the latest scheduling, tracking, and controlling techniques, the author explains how to think through and prepare a comprehensive schedule. Features of the book include:

  • Latest computerized scheduling techniques
  • Pre-construction planning
  • Determining activity sequence
  • Tracking and controls
  • Managing resources effectively
  • Submittal data and procurement
  • Complete sample project demonstration and documentation

Also included are two new chapters on cost analysis and control and linear scheduling methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876297384
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
RSMeans Series, #54
Edition description:
3rd Edition, Revised
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What IsProject Management?

What Is Management?

What Is Project Management?

WhyUse Project Management?

The Benefits.

Variables that Affect the Project.

Use of Computers in theConstruction Industry.

Chapter 2: TheProject Control Cycle.

Basic Management Functions.

Introduction to the Sample Building Project.

Chapter 3: Pre-Construction Planning.

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.

Setting up Management Procedures.

Chapter 4: Introductionto Scheduling.

The Critical Path Method.

Learning CPM Techniques.

Chapter 5: Planning the Project.

Breaking the Job Down into Activities.

Establishing the Sequence of Work.

Chapter 6: Scheduling the Project.

Estimating Durations.

Actual Calculations of Activity Durations.

Calculating Overall Job Duration.

Advanced Calculations.

Calendars.

Chapter 7: Organizing and Displaying Project Information.

Key Questions to Ask.

Tasks that Must be Performed in Order to Provide the Right Information.

Types of Coding Schemes.

Sample Reports: Office Building.

Chapter 8: Monitoring and Controlling the Project.

TheMonitoring Process.

Monitoring Progress.

Taking Corrective Action.

Example Update Problem.

Chapter 9: Resource Management.

Management of Resources.

The Resource Management Process.

Development of the Resource Profile.

Adjusting the Schedule to Improve Resource Expenditures.

Practical Aspects of Resource Management.

Chapter 10: Management of Submittal Data and Procurement.

The Source of the Problem.

Basic Procurement Procedures.

Key Elements in Successful Procurement.

Record Keeping and Tracking.

Scheduling the Procurement Activities.

Reporting.

Follow-up on the Information.

Chapter 11: Project Cost Control.

Project Cost Coding Systems.

Specific Tasks in ProjectCostControl.

Other Cost Control Issues.

Chapter 12: Line of Balance Scheduling.

When to Use Line of Balance Scheduling.

General Technique.

Example Problem.

Updating a Line of Balance Schedule.

Appendix A: Sample Project Estimate.

Appendix B: Sample Logic Diagrams and Planning Schedule.

Appendix C: Notes on Schedule Sequencing.

Index.

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