Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling
Author: Murray Woolf
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN: 9780071509220
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling Book Excerpt:

COMPLETE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FASTER - USING THE LATEST CONCEPTS IN PERFORMANCE CONTROL A comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based project planning, scheduling, and control...saving you time and money on all construction projects. Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control. Written in a friendly, conversational style, this ultimate guide explains: The new Scheduling Practice Paradigm: terminology, specialties, roles, and deliverables How dilemma forecasting can help you predict delays before they occur How to use change optimization processes for maximum project benefit How to produce a project schedule, including logic development sessions Helpful guidelines for performance recording Hundreds of “tricks of the trade” from a 30-year Scheduling veteran

CPM Scheduling for Construction

CPM Scheduling for Construction
Author: Christopher Carson,Peter Oakander,Craig Relyea
Publsiher: Project Management Institute
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1628250739
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CPM Scheduling for Construction Book Excerpt:

This volume compiles the work coordinated by the Scheduling Excellence Initiative Committee (SEI) to improve standardization and provide best practice guidelines for scheduling processes in the construction industry. It serves as a guide for all schedulers and planners from entry level to senior schedulers, as well as non-schedulers in management roles.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Author: Saleh A. Mubarak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN: 1119499828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Book Excerpt:

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.

Project Scheduling Handbook

Project Scheduling Handbook
Author: Jonathan F. Hutchings
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0824756983
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Scheduling Handbook Book Excerpt:

Offering real-world strategies gleaned from years of professional experience, this book contains the essential tools to prepare a well-organized, efficient, and effective working production schedule for successful construction outcomes. The only guide to address the day-to-day needs with hands-on problem resolution strategies, the author views the industry from an insider's perspective and depicts the integral role of a project scheduler in the design of lucrative schemes and layouts for contemporary residential, commercial, industrial, and civil construction ventures. It builds the necessary skills for project schedulers, one of the fastest-growing career specialties in the construction industry.

Location Based Management for Construction

Location Based Management for Construction
Author: Russell Kenley,Olli Seppänen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN: 113419904X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Location Based Management for Construction Book Excerpt:

With extensive case studies for illustration, this is a practitioner's guide to an entirely new production system for construction management using flowline scheduling. Covering the entire process of presenting a comprehensive management system – from design, through measurement, scheduling, and visualization and control – its emphasis is on reducing cost and increasing quality. Drawing its components together into a management system, the authors not only include theory and explanations of how and why it works, but also examine and present a suite of methods for successful project implementation. Perfect as a how-to guide for researchers and advanced construction students to discover the simple application of the new techniques, and invaluable for acquiring the practical tools for planning and controlling projects.

Project Management for Mining

Project Management for Mining
Author: Robin J. Hickson,Terry L. Owen
Publsiher: SME
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2015-01-16
ISBN: 0873354036
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Mining Book Excerpt:

Before You Ever Put the First Shovel in the Ground—This Book Could Be the Difference Between a Successful Mining Operation and a Money Pit Opening a successful new mine is a vastly complex undertaking entailing several years and millions to billions of dollars. In today’s world, when environmental and labor policies, regulatory compliance, and impact on the community must be factored in, you cannot afford to make a mistake. So the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration has created this road map for you. Written by two hands-on, in-the-trenches mining project managers with decades of experience who bring some of the world’s most successful, profitable mines into operation on time, within budget, and ethically, Project Management for Mining gives you step-by-step instructions in every process you are likely to encounter. Beginning with a discussion of mining ethics and governance, this clearly written handbook walks you through all the project management steps—defining the scope, performing prefeasibility and feasibility studies, gaining societal acceptance, minimizing the impact and risks, creating workable schedules and budgets, setting in place the project execution plan, assembling the human resources, hiring the contractors, and establishing project controls—and then on into the delivery of the engineering and design, construction, progress reviews, pre-launch commissioning, and ramping up for operation. Each chapter includes several useful aids such as figures, checklists, and flowcharts to guide you through every step, from conception through successful opening.

Project Planning Scheduling and Control in Construction

Project Planning  Scheduling  and Control in Construction
Author: Calin M. Popescu,Chotchai Charoenngam
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 630
Release: 1995-03-20
ISBN: 9780471028581
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Planning Scheduling and Control in Construction Book Excerpt:

Critical Path Method (CPM) and Performance Evaluation and ReviewTechnique (PERT) are widely recognized as the most effectivemethods of keeping large, complex construction projects onschedule, under budget, and up to professional standards. But thesemethods remain underused because they are poorly understood and,due to a host of unfamiliar terms and applications, may seem morecomplicated than they really are. This encyclopedia brings together, in one comprehensive volume, allterms, definitions, and applications related to the time and costmanagement of construction projects. While many of these termsrefer to ancient and venerable building practices, others haveevolved quite recently and refer specifically to modernconstruction and management techniques. Sources include hundreds ofprofessional books, trade journals, and research publications, aswell as planning and scheduling software vendor literature. The detailed glossary of all applicable terms includes across-referenced listing of examples that describe real-worldapplications for each term supplied. An extensive bibliographycovers all applicable books, articles, and periodicals available onproject planning, scheduling, and control using CPM and relatedsubjects. This book is an important quick reference and desktop informationresource for construction planners, schedulers, and controllers, aswell as civil engineers and project managers. It is also theultimate research tool for educators, students, or anyone who seeksto improve their understanding of the management of modernconstruction projects.

Advances in Electronic Engineering Communication and Management Vol 1

Advances in Electronic Engineering  Communication and Management Vol 1
Author: David Jin,Sally Lin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN: 3642272878
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Electronic Engineering Communication and Management Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

This volume presents the main results of 2011 International Conference on Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management (EECM2011) held December 24-25, 2011, Beijing China. The EECM2011 is an integrated conference providing a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their ideas face to face together. The main focus of the EECM 2011 and the present 2 volumes “Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management” is on Power Engineering, Electrical engineering applications, Electrical machines, as well as Communication and Information Systems Engineering.

Engineering News and American Contract Journal

Engineering News and American Contract Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2007-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Structural Construction Conf

Structural   Construction Conf
Author: Franco Bontempi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9789058096005
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Construction Conf Book Excerpt:

Objective of conference is to define knowledge and technologies needed to design and develop project processes and to produce high-quality, competitive, environment- and consumer-friendly structures and constructed facilities. This goal is clearly related to the development and (re)-use of quality materials, to excellence in construction management and to reliable measurement and testing methods.

The Magic Ring

The Magic Ring
Author: Piero Mella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 3319053868
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Ring Book Excerpt:

This book presents a gradual path toward “educating” readers in understanding how Control Systems truly operate and in recognizing, simulating and improving them in all fields of activity. Starting from the hypothesis that knowledge of Control Systems is not only a technical fact but also represents a discipline – that is, “A discipline is a developmental path for acquiring certain skills or competencies. (...) To practice a discipline is to be a lifelong learner. You “never arrive”; you spend your life mastering disciplines.” (Senge, 2006, p. 10) – Piero Mella has set the objective of making Control Systems a topic that is, in a certain sense, simple and attractive by turning to the effective symbolism typical of Systems Thinking models and avoiding too technical and formal a treatment of the subject. Thus readers should know that this is not an engineering, physics, biology or economics text, nor a mathematics one either. Technical or mathematical tools are not necessary to construct Control Systems; instead the book adopts a highly simple and universal logic behind the notion itself of control process and the simple and universal action of the Control Systems that produce this process. The Magic Ring: Systems Thinking Approach to Control Systems is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 seeks to review the basic language of Systems Thinking and the models it allows us to create, while Chapter 2 introduces the control process, presenting the theoretical structure of four simple Control Systems we all can observe and manage. In Chapter 3 a general typology of Control Systems is proposed with examples taken from observations of reality. The view of Control Systems is broadened in Chapter 4 by introducing two important generalizations: 1. multi lever Control Systems, with levers that are independent or dependent of each other; 2. multi-objective systems, with independent or interdependent objectives. Chapter 5 outlines the guidelines for recognizing, observing or designing Control Systems and presents the problems that arise regarding their logical realization, introducing the fundamental distinction between symptomatic and structural control. Chapters 6-9 undertake a “mental journey” through various “environments”, increasingly broader in scope, suggesting to the reader how to recognize therein Control Systems that, by their ubiquitous presence, make the world possible in all its manifestations. Finally Chapter 10 covers ideas about a Discipline of Control Systems and the human aspects of control.

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking
Author: Piero Mella
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 8847025656
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Thinking Book Excerpt:

The core belief underlying this book is that the most useful and effective models to strengthen our intelligence are system ones, developed following the logic of Systems Thinking. Such models can explore complexity, dynamics, and change, and it is the author’s view that intelligence depends on the ability to construct models of this nature. The book is designed to allow the reader not only to acquire simple information on Systems Thinking but above all to gradually learn the logic and techniques that make this way of thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence. In order to aid the learning and practice of the Systems Thinking discipline, the author has abandoned a rigid formal language for a more discursive style. He writes in the first person, with an ample number of citations and critical analyses, and without ever giving in to the temptation to use formal mathematics.

Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Author: Mark Chang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2010-09-29
ISBN: 9781439835937
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry Book Excerpt:

Helping you become a creative, logical thinker and skillful "simulator," Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Concepts, Algorithms, and Case Studies provides broad coverage of the entire drug development process, from drug discovery to preclinical and clinical trial aspects to commercialization. It presents the theories and methods needed to carry out computer simulations efficiently, covers both descriptive and pseudocode algorithms that provide the basis for implementation of the simulation methods, and illustrates real-world problems through case studies. The text first emphasizes the importance of analogy and simulation using examples from a variety of areas, before introducing general sampling methods and the different stages of drug development. It then focuses on simulation approaches based on game theory and the Markov decision process, simulations in classical and adaptive trials, and various challenges in clinical trial management and execution. The author goes on to cover prescription drug marketing strategies and brand planning, molecular design and simulation, computational systems biology and biological pathway simulation with Petri nets, and physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling and pharmacodynamic models. The final chapter explores Monte Carlo computing techniques for statistical inference. This book offers a systematic treatment of computer simulation in drug development. It not only deals with the principles and methods of Monte Carlo simulation, but also the applications in drug development, such as statistical trial monitoring, prescription drug marketing, and molecular docking.

ENR

ENR
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management
Author: M. Hajdu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 1475759517
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

Industrial, financial, commercial or any kinds of project have at least one common feature: the better organized they are, the higher the profit or the lower the cost. Project management is the principle of planning different projects and keeping them on track within time, cost and resource constraints. The need for effective project management is ever-increasing. The complexity of the environment we live in requires more sophisticated methods than it did just a couple of decades ago. Project managers might face insurmountable obstacles in their work if they do not adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. On the other hand, better knowledge of project management can result in better plans, schedules and, last but not least, more contracts and more profit. This knowledge can help individuals and firms to stay alive in this competitive market and, in the global sense, utilize the finite resources of our planet in a more efficient way.

Effective Project Management Through Applied Cost and Schedule Control

Effective Project Management Through Applied Cost and Schedule Control
Author: James Bent,Kenneth K. Humphreys
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 1996-05-01
ISBN: 9780824797157
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Project Management Through Applied Cost and Schedule Control Book Excerpt:

This work outlines a state-of-the-art project control and trending programme, focusing on advanced applied-cost and schedule-control skills for all phases of a project at both owner and contractor level. It contains information on the three major aspects of the total project programme: the techniques and procedures utilized for a project; the experience and analytical ability of project personnel; and the commitment and teamwork of a project group.

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction Engineering and Management
Author: S.C. Sharma, S.V. Deodhar
Publsiher: KHANNA PUBLISHING HOUSE
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9386173980
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Engineering and Management Book Excerpt:

Construction Engineering Management & Equipment The book covers the syllabi’s of Construction engineering for Degree as well as Diploma students and is also useful for practicing engineers. The book is recommended in AICTE model curriculum. Construction covers various forms of activities ranging from houses to high rise buildings, industrial structures, road construction, expressways, bridges, dams, barrages, runways, ports, canals, railways etc. These high-value projects involve the management of materials, equipment, human and financial resources, information system, control management etc. In major projects with modern technology, there is a need for detailed planning and management techniques, with the growing use of machinery, it has become necessary for construction engineers to be thoroughly familiar with the working application and upkeep of the wide range of the modern equipment. The book has been divided into two parts, namely “Construction engineering and management” and “Construction Equipment”

How to Be a Successful Developer

How to Be a Successful Developer
Author: Ralph Pisani,Robert Pisani
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 1497632013
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Successful Developer Book Excerpt:

In today’s world of investment hype and unpredictable stock market fluctuations, there is still one asset you can count on: land. Ralph Pisani and Robert Pisani were both adjunct faculty members of the Wharton School of Business, where they taught real estate development. Now, with this easy to understand and informative guide, anyone can begin to invest in the development of valuable real estate. How to Be a Successful Developer is a complete sourcebook for all your questions about how to succeed in land development, from the factors you should consider when looking at properties, to financing, zoning procedures, and much more—all in clear concise terms which anyone can understand.

Design Construction of the Contract Package Concept

Design   Construction of the Contract Package Concept
Author: Robert E. Bartz
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN: 148170138X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Construction of the Contract Package Concept Book Excerpt:

The overview of this book is to assist A/E Firms, Contractors and Utility owners to obtain the knowledge of how the Contract Package Concept can be developed and implemented for any type or size of project. The primary motivation for the use of the Contract Package Concept is to break the job into proper and efficient size packages which can be bid and awarded on a lump sum basis. In building a project of any size magnitude, it does not require a unique method of management. In managing these activities, construction management must be concerned with the manner and method of how to construct this facility in the most economical and beneficial manner. The theme of the book is to have the owner define his purpose by emphasizing the importance of focus and clarity which in time will assist the Project Organization to zero in on the vision to build a facility on schedule or ahead of schedule and within the budget or under the budget.

CPM in Construction Management

CPM in Construction Management
Author: James Jerome O'Brien,Fredric L. Plotnick
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780071344401
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CPM in Construction Management Book Excerpt:

Tried and true CPM scheduling streamliner. Now in its 5th edition, this must-have resource for using Critical Path Method shows you exactly how to build speed, accuracy, and flexibility into construction project scheduling. CPM in Construction Management by award-winning author James J. O'Brien provides in-depth coverage of Primavera's CPM software which dominates the industry. Brand new CPM software accompanies new example cases that bring you up-to-date with today's construction situations. This complete package helps you run a tight construction ship with all you need to know about: event time computations; procurement; preconstruction; monitoring project progress; cost control; equipment and workforce planning; precedents networks; CPM in claims and litigations; and DOZENS of other CPM factors.