Description : An updated and revised edition of the standard work on the use of critical path methods (CPM) in the construction industry. Describes the mechanics and procedures of CPM in construction planning and works control and demonstrates its application to large and small projects alike. Emphasis is not on the mathematics--the stress here is on the solution of problems commonly encountered in construction practice.
Description : Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1968 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Description : Arising from the urgent operational issues of World War II, the philosophy and methodology of Operations Research (OR) has permeated the resolution of decision problems in business, industry, and government. This work recounts the evolution of OR as the science of decision making. It chronicles the history of OR in the form of expository entries.
Description : Ensure successful construction projects through effective project scheduling and control The success of a construction project is dependent on a schedule that is well-defined yet flexible to allow for inevitable delays or changes. Without an effective schedule, projects often run over budget and deadlines are missed which can jeopardize the success of the project. The updated Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide that examines the analytical methods used to devise an efficient and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This Fourth Edition describes the tools and methods that make projects run smoothly, with invaluable information from a noted career construction professional. Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition offers construction professionals a redefined Critical Path Method (CPM) and updated information on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it impacts project control. This Fourth Edition includes worked problems and scheduling software exercises that help students and practicing professionals apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. This updated edition of Construction Project Scheduling and Control: • Includes a revised chapter on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and an all-new chapter on project scheduling and control as viewed through the owner's perspective • Provides numerous worked problems and construction scheduling exercises • Includes an expanded glossary and list of acronyms • Offers updated instructor materials including PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual Written for undergraduate and graduate students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture, as well as practicing construction management professionals, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is updated to reflect the latest practices in the field.
Description : This text is intended for those who wish to assess the value of project network techniques (PNT) in dealing with their own problems and for those who wish to put the technique into practice. This revised edition discusses resource analysis and contains a chapter on practical considerations which has been prepared setting out day-to-day practice which the authors have found useful. In addition the chapter on control of cash has been amplified and the line of balance chapter now includes discussion of the elemental trend analysis technique. The Solutions Manual has been converted into a lecturer's manual whose purpose is to help tutors by reducing the time taken in the drawing of networks. The manual contains A4-size drawings of the key diagrams in the text and all the answers to the quesitons.
Description : Paul Van Dyke works in many languages and archives to uncover the history of Peark River trade. This two-volume work is likely to be the most definitive reference work on the major trading families of Guangzhou.
Description : Explaining both simple and difficult concepts through examples and its easily-read style, this complete book should support any needs the professional has on the job. Particular attention is paid to the concepts most frequently used in industry practice, in order to produce the best book possible on the subject of effective scheduling. Topics covered emphasize: precedence network diagramming; resource allocation; monitoring; control; as well as report generation and interpretation. An excellent reference and learning tool for project managers, project engineers, project control specialists, or supervisors.