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Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling

ISBN-10: 0131114654
ISBN-13: 9780131114654
Edition: 2005
Authors: John Buttelwerth
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Book details

List price: $190.80
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Written in a style that is meant to be open and inviting to the reader with shorter paragraphs and interesting illustrations, this book provides a single source comprehensive examination of construction project scheduling.Content begins with introducing concepts of the construction industry to provide the necessary framework and background, then fully discusses planning and scheduling topics in detail. It offers extensively reviewed coverage on the most current version ofSureTrakSoftware, thorough coverage of manual network diagramming and CPM calculations, and has built into it a capstone project. The book includes an abundance of real world examples of numerous scheduling exercises-including 17 pages of full-size drawings and schedules that are part of the exercises. Additionally, the information is presented modularly in such a way that it can be customized to fit any learning situation. Covers planning and scheduling including the determination of project activities, logic, and durations; drawing precedence network diagrams and manually calculating CPM schedules; creating and updating computer-generated schedules and schedule reports.Well suited to be used as a guide or reference by construction practitioners such as Project managers, Superintendents, and Construction managers.

The Construction Industry
The Construction Industry
Risky Business
Project Delivery Systems
Types of Construction Contracts
Individual Project Arrangements
Who''s Who? Who''s Who? The Project Team
Owner Groups
Sub-Consultants
Trade Contractors
Other Trade Contractors
Material Suppliers
What is a Project?
What is a Project?
Evolution of the Project
Pre-Design Phase
Design Phase
Bidding Phase
Construction Phase
Start-Up Phase
Grand Opening and Property Management Phase
Planning and Scheduling
Planning versus Scheduling
Planning
Scheduling
Types of Schedules
What is CPM? What is "Fast-tracking?"
Activities, Logic, and Duration
Identifying Activities
Logical Sequencing of the Activities
Activity Duration
Network Diagrams
Importance of Drawing the Network
What is a Network Diagram?
Drawing the Precedence Network Diagram
In-Class Exercises: Drawing the Network Diagrams
Student Exercises: Drawing the Network Diagrams
CPM Calculations
CPM Calculations
Forward Pass
Backward Pass
The Critical Path
In-Class Exercises - Calculating the CPM Network
Creating Construction Schedules
Document Review
Identifying the "Up-Fronts." Creating Construction Schedules
Schedule Analysis - First Draft Construction Schedule
Revising the Schedule
Schedule Analysis - Revised Construction Schedule
Capstone Project - USA Volleyball Centers
Modules
Drawing the Schedule By Hand
Drawing the Network Schedule
Creating a Project
Opening the Software
Creating the Project
Saving the Project
Adding Activities
Adding Activities
Using Spell-Check
Changing Activity Types
Adding Logic (Successors)
Relationship Types and Lag
Adding Logic
Adding Buttons (Icons) to the Toolbar
Creating Screen-Captures and Window-Captures
Printing the Schedule
Printing the Schedule
Schedule Analysis: Modules 1-5
Saving and Closing a Project
Saving the Project to the Hard Drive
Saving the Project to a Disk
Saving the Project under a Different Name
Saving the Project to a Different Folder
Automatic Save Feature
Closing the Project
Opening a Project
Opening a Project
Delhi Medical Building Project
Draw the Schedule
Create the SureTrak Schedule
The PERT View
Changing the Project Window to the Pert View
Schedule Analysis: Modules 8-9
Layouts - Saving, Applying, and Creating
What is a Layout? The Default Layout
Saving Changes to the Layout
Applying an Existing Layout
Creating a New Layout
Formatting Columns
Formatting Columns
Sorting by Early Start
Sorting by Early Start
Formatting the Footer
Formatting the Footer
Formatting the Header
Formatting the Header
Schedule Analysis: Modules 10-14
Renaming a Project
Renaming a Project
Renaming the Number/Version, Project Title, and Layout
Working with Calendars
Global Calendar
Normal Workweek Calendar
Adding Holidays to Calendar
Creating a Calendar (Six Day Workweek)
Assigning Calendars to Activities
Creating a Calendar (Four-Tens)
Schedule Analysis: Module 16
Activity Codes
Rename the GARG Project
Defining Activity Codes
Assigning Activity Codes
Grouping the Activities by Activity Codes
Budgeted Costs
Assigning Lump Sum Costs to Activities
Resources
Defining Resources
Assigning Resources to Activities
More on Assigning Resources
Resource Profiles
Project Cash Flow
Printing Resource Profiles
Other Resource Profiles
Resource Tables
Project Cash Flow
Printing Resource Tables
Other Resource Tables
Combined Resource Profiles and Tables
Schedule Analysis: Modules 17-21
Target Schedules
Renaming the Project
Creating the Target Schedule
Reports
Applying a Pre-Built Report
Classic Schedule Report
Reports and Layouts
Schedule Status Report
Three-Week Look Ahead Report
Run Report Menu
Schedule Analysis: Modules 22-23
Multi-Phase Projects
Create the Project
Transferring Resources
Copying Activities
Adding Activities to an Existing Project
The Logic of a Multi-Phase Project
Schedule Analysis: Module 24
Updating the Schedule
Naming and Saving Conventions for Updates
Tracking Project Progress
What is the Data Date? Updating the Project
Updated Schedule Status Report
Schedule Analysis: Module 25
Revising Schedules
Revisin

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