Build accuracy, speed, and flexibility into construction project scheduling!
Item #: 9780071636643
Author: Fredric L. Plotnick, James J. O'Brien Publisher: McGraw-Hill Format: Hardcover
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The 7th edition of CPM in Construction Management reference provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the industry-dominating Primavera CPM software. This expansive reference also contains new example cases that bring readers up-to-date with today's construction situation. 736 pages.
This highly informative, practical book shows you how CPM:
Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise
Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects
Saves you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reductions
Works--and how to make it work for you
Serves as the analytical tool of choice for evaluation, negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of construction claims
Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge
Can be successfully implemented by properly utilizing the power of leading scheduling software products
This text also comes with unrestricted license to world-class software on the included CD-ROM--a $2000-retail-value! The combination of the instruction on CPM and the powerful, full-function Deltek Open Plan CPM software, you'll have everything you need to be ready for business now! There are no limits on the software for time for evaluation, number of activities, or usage.
The CD-ROM also comes with:
A computer-readable PDF of two sample CPM specifications: The critical path method (CPM) of planning and scheduling is a powerful tool for engineering and construction project design and management.
Links to download powerful software from Oracle (Primavera), Microsoft, and others
A PDF file of full-color and scalable copy for all screen shots in the text
Additional chapter on screen-by-screen instructions for classic Primavera P3 software
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to CPM Planning and Scheduling
2. Project Control Systems Evolve in Academia
3. Project Control Systems Evolve in the Marketplace
4. Your New Tool-Read Before Using
5. Network Construction
6. The Durations of the Logic Network
7. Output of Calculations
8. Cranking the Engine
9. Adding Complexity
10. PDM and Precedence Networks
11. Respecting the Power of PDM
12. PERT, SPERT, and GERT
13. RDM Networks Restore the Promise
14. Overview of Prevalent Software Products
15. Measure Twice--Cut Once
16. Choosing Codes
17. Acquiring Information to Initial Schedule
18. Acquiring the Durations
19. Specifying Restraints
20. Example Project: The John Doe Project
21. Equipment and Workforce Planning
24. Evolution of the Project Schedule
25. CPM and Cost Control
26. Enterprise Scheduling
27. Converting the Team Plan to the Calculated Schedule
28. Engineer's Review of the Submitted Initial CPM