Construction Project Scheduling and Control Second Edition Saleh Mubarak

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Second Edition By Saleh Mubarak

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Contents of Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Planning and Scheduling 2
Project Control 6
Why Schedule Projects? 6
The Scheduler 9
Scheduling and Project Management 10
Chapter 1 Exercises 10
Chapter 2 Bar (Gantt) Charts 13
Definition and Introduction 14
Advantages of Bar Charts 17
Disadvantages of Bar Charts 17
Chapter 2 Exercises 18
Chapter 3 Basic Networks 21
Definition and Introduction 22
Arrow Networks 22
Node Networks 29
Comparison of Arrow and Node Networks 35
Networks versus Bar Charts 36
Time-Scaled Logic Diagrams 37
Chapter 3 Exercises 38
Chapter 4 The Critical Path Method (CPM) 43
Introduction 44
Steps Required to Schedule a Project 45
Supplemental Steps 50
Resource Allocation and Leveling 52
Beginning-of-Day or End-of-Day Convention 54
The CPM Explained through Examples 54
Logic and Constraints 75
Chapter 4 Exercises 76
Chapter 5 Precedence Networks 83
Definition and Introduction 84
The Four Types of Relationships 87
The Percent Complete Approach 88
Fast-Track Projects 89
A Parallel Predecessor? 90
CPM Calculations for Precedence Diagrams 91
Final Discussion 106
Chapter 5 Exercises 107
Chapter 6 Resource Allocation and Resource Leveling 111
Introduction 112
The Three Categories of Resources 112
What Is Resource Allocation? 113
Resource Leveling 113
Materials Management 133
Chapter 6 Exercises 135
Chapter 7 Schedule Updating and Project Control 139
Introduction 140
The Need for Schedule Updating 140
Project Control Defined 140
Schedule Updating 141
Project Control 165
Chapter 7 Exercises 184
Chapter 8 Schedule Compression and Time-Cost
Trade-Off 189
Introduction 190
Setting Priorities 191
Accelerating a Project 191
Direct and Indirect Costs 199
Recovery Schedules 205
Accelerating Projects Using Computers 211
Potential Issues with Uncoordinated
Project Acceleration 212
Optimum Project Scheduling 212
Chapter 8 Exercises 217
Chapter 9 Reports and Presentations 221
Introduction 222
The Difference between Reports and Presentations 226
Skills Necessary for Giving Good Presentations 228
The Power of Presentation 229
Reviewing Reports before and after Printing 231
General Tips on Printing Reports 231
Summary Reports 232
Paper or Electronic Reports? 233
E-Reports 235
Communications in the International Environment 236
Chapter 9 Exercises 237
Chapter 10 Scheduling as Part of the Project Management Effort 241
Introduction 242
Scheduling and Estimating 242
Estimating and Accounting 249
Scheduling and Accounting 250
Scheduling and Change Orders 251
Paperless Project Management 251
Procurement Management 252
Management of Submittals 253
The Master Schedule and Subschedules 255
Multiproject Management 256
Time Contingency and Management Options 257
Chapter 10 Exercises 260
Chapter 11 Other Scheduling Methods 263
Introduction 264
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) 264
Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT) 280
Linear Scheduling Method (LSM) 281
Chapter 11 Exercises 295
Chapter 12 Dynamic Minimum Lag Relationship 299
Introduction 300
Why DML? 300
Similarity of DML Concept with Linear Scheduling
Method (LSM) 301
How Does the DML Work? 302
DML Relationship in the CPM calculations 303
Can the Lag in the DML Relationship Be a Percentage? 304
Conclusion 310
Chapter 12 Exercises 311
Chapter 13 Construction Delay and Other Claims 313
Methods of Schedule Analysis 328
Chapter 13 Exercises 334
Chapter 14 Schedule Risk Management 337
Introduction 338
Types of Risk in Construction Projects 339
Schedule Risk Types 341
Definition of Risk Terms 344
Importance of Good Planning for Risk Management 346
Importance of Good CPM Scheduling Practices
for Risk Assessment 346
Risk Shifting in Contracts 348
Schedule Risk Management Steps 350
Expected Value 355
Application in Scheduling 357
Examples of Risk Adjustment 358
Conclusion 359
Chapter 14 Exercises 359

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