Computer-Based Construction Project Management
For senior-level courses in Construction Project Management, and undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Computer-Aided Construction Management.This text views basic project management concepts from an information technology perspective. It contains comprehensive coverage of quantitative construction management techniques for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost optimization, cash flow analysis, bidding, and project control. All concepts are presented both manually and on computer applications, with a single case study to clearly demonstrate the evolution of concepts in the successive chapters.
- Hardback | 398 pages
- 208.28 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
- 22 Jul 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Back cover copy
"Computer-Based Construction Project Management" focuses on the use of computers to cope with the construction challenges of tight budgets, strict deadlines, and limited resources. Coverage includes areas such as contracts, estimating and scheduling, resource management, bidding, cash management, and project control. Readers will develop skills to analyze projects and use computers to optimize resource use. Real world exercises, a variety of software applications, and practice software are all included. "Key features of this edition: " A simple step-by-step process to optimize project cost under time, resource, and cash flow constraints is explained and demonstrated through case studies. Introduction of newly emerging concepts in the field, such as "Critical Chain Project Management." Discussion of the latest versions of industry-standard software for project management (Microsoft Project and Primavera P3), including many tips and tricks to fully utilize the simple and powerful features of these programs. A comprehensive list of Internet resources to supplement the text material.
Table of contents
1. Construction Project Initiation. 2. Information Management Tools. 3. Planning-Part 1-Network Diagrams. 4. Planning-Part 2-TIME and COST Estimation. 5. Critical-Path Analysis for Network Scheduling. 6. Scheduling of Linear and Repetitive Projects. 7. Resource Management: Part I-Resource Allocation and Leveling. 8. Resource Management: Part II-Time-Cost Trade-Off. 9. Bidding Strategy and Markup Estimation. 10. Project Financing and Schedule Integration. 11. Construction Progress Control. Appendix A: New Case Study. Appendix B: Exercise Projects. Appendix C: Detailed MasterFormat List.