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Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling

By John Buttelwerth

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 26, 2004

Table of Contents



1. The Construction Industry.

The Construction Industry. Risky Business. Project Delivery Systems. Types of Construction Contracts. Individual Project Arrangements.



2. Who's Who?

Who's Who? The Project Team. Owner Groups. Sub-Consultants. Trade Contractors. Other Trade Contractors. Material Suppliers.



3. 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.



4. Planning and Scheduling.

Planning versus Scheduling. Planning. Scheduling. Types of Schedules. What is CPM? What is "Fast-tracking?"



5. Activities, Logic, and Duration.

Identifying Activities. Logical Sequencing of the Activities. Activity Duration.



6. 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.



7. CPM Calculations.

CPM Calculations. Forward Pass. Backward Pass. The Critical Path. In-Class Exercises - Calculating the CPM Network.



8. 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.

1. Drawing the Schedule By Hand.

Drawing the Network Schedule.

2. Creating a Project.

Opening the Software. Creating the Project. Saving the Project.

3. Adding Activities.

Adding Activities. Using Spell-Check. Changing Activity Types.

4. Adding Logic (Successors).

Relationship Types and Lag. Adding Logic. Adding Buttons (Icons) to the Toolbar. Creating Screen-Captures and Window-Captures.

5. Printing the Schedule.

Printing the Schedule.

Schedule Analysis: Modules 1-5.

6. 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.

7. Opening a Project.

Opening a Project.

8. Delhi Medical Building Project.

Draw the Schedule. Create the SureTrak Schedule.

9. The PERT View.

Changing the Project Window to the Pert View.

Schedule Analysis: Modules 8-9.

10. 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.

11. Formatting Columns.

Formatting Columns.

12. Sorting by Early Start.

Sorting by Early Start.

13. Formatting the Footer.

Formatting the Footer.

14. Formatting the Header.

Formatting the Header.

Schedule Analysis: Modules 10-14.

15. Renaming a Project.

Renaming a Project. Renaming the Number/Version, Project Title, and Layout.

16. 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.

17. Activity Codes.

Rename the GARG Project. Defining Activity Codes. Assigning Activity Codes. Grouping the Activities by Activity Codes.

18. Budgeted Costs.

Assigning Lump Sum Costs to Activities.

19. Resources.

Defining Resources. Assigning Resources to Activities. More on Assigning Resources.

20. Resource Profiles.

Project Cash Flow. Printing Resource Profiles. Other Resource Profiles.

21. Resource Tables.

Project Cash Flow. Printing Resource Tables. Other Resource Tables. Combined Resource Profiles and Tables.

Schedule Analysis: Modules 17-21.

22. Target Schedules.

Renaming the Project. Creating the Target Schedule.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Revising Schedules.

Revising Schedules.

27. Capstone Project.

Capstone Schedule.

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