Thursday, January 17, 2013

Construction Scheduling Principles and Practices 2e


Construction Scheduling Principles and Practices 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Jay S. Newitt deals with topics relating to construction management with emphasis on training managers in scheduling and project management techniques.

This text is a comprehensive, stand alone reference for project management scheduling. It features a unique combination of principles/fundamentals of scheduling and project management along with practical applications and tutorials of the 4 most common scheduling software programs–Microsoft Project, Primavera Project Planner (P3), SureTrak, P6 Project Manager and Contractor.

Having scheduling information and software instructions in one book obviates the need for two texts, and the exercises and examples in the scheduling portion are tied to the same exercises in the software portions. It provides unique combination of principles/fundamentals of scheduling and project management along with practical applications and tutorials of the 4 most common scheduling software programs.

Student CD-ROM includes sample schedules for each of the software packages discussed, and automated checklist and an example bar chart created in Microsoft Excel. Practical information on scheduling includes checklists, bar charts, graphic schedules, linear scheduling techniques plus practical and advanced uses of the Critical Path Method (CPM).

Application exercises included for each chapter provide hands-on practice for the concepts previously presented. Hands-On software instructions/tutorials are based on how managers use the software rather than explaining every detail of every screen providing a realistic experience of how to use the software to effectively communicate the schedule to the entire management team.

Thoroughly explores Critical Path Method concepts of how a project is broken down into activities, different methods of developing the network logic diagram, the use of lags, and how to review and analyze the network so that it is an accurate portrayal of how the project team is really expecting to complete the work.

Complete discussion of how durations are determined and the importance of team work throughout the management cycle. Examples of the types of reports that could be used to communicate the construction process to all shareholders in the project in a concise and deliberate manner.

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