Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling
  • Author : Murray Woolf
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2007-03-13
  • ISBN : 0071509224

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling Book Review:

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

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
  • Author : Saleh A. Mubarak
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2019-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781119499824

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Book Review:

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.

CPM Scheduling for Construction

CPM Scheduling for Construction
  • Author : Christopher Carson,Peter Oakander,Craig Relyea
  • Publisher : Project Management Institute
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781628250732

CPM Scheduling for Construction Book Review:

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.

Project Scheduling Handbook

Project Scheduling Handbook
  • Author : Jonathan F. Hutchings
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780824756987

Project Scheduling Handbook Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 554
  • Relase : 2006-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781134199044

Location-Based Management for Construction Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : SME
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 2015-01-16
  • ISBN : 9780873354035

Project Management for Mining Book Review:

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.

Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition

Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition
  • Author : Project Management Institute
  • Publisher : Project Management Institute
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2019-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781628255621

Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition Book Review:

Practice Standard for Scheduling—Third Edition provides the latest thinking regarding good and accepted practices in the area of scheduling for a project. This updated practice standard expounds on the information contained in Section 6 on Project Schedule Management of the PMBOK® Guide. In this new edition, you will learn to identify the elements of a good schedule model, its purpose, use, and benefits. You will also discover what is required to produce and maintain a good schedule model. Also included: a definition of schedule model; uses and benefits of the schedule model; definitions of key terms and steps for scheduling; detailed descriptions of scheduling components; guidance on the principles and concepts of schedule model creation and use; descriptions of schedule model principles and concepts; uses and applications of adaptive project management approaches, such as agile, in scheduling; guidance and information on generally accepted good practices; and more.

Structural & Construction Conf

Structural & Construction Conf
  • Author : Franco Bontempi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 978
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058096009

Structural & Construction Conf Book Review:

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.

Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.1

Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.1
  • Author : David Jin,Sally Lin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2012-01-24
  • ISBN : 9783642272875

Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.1 Book Review:

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.

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control in Construction

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control in Construction
  • Author : Calin M. Popescu,Chotchai Charoenngam
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 573
  • Relase : 1995-03-20
  • ISBN : 0471028584

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control in Construction Book Review:

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.

Engineering News and American Contract Journal

Engineering News and American Contract Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 954
  • Relase : 2007-07
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112083902111

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Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
  • Author : Saleh A. Mubarak
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2010-10-26
  • ISBN : 9780470919958

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Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management
  • Author : M. Hajdu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781475759518

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management Book Review:

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.

ENR.

ENR.
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822036915304

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The Magic Ring

The Magic Ring
  • Author : Piero Mella
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 597
  • Relase : 2014-05-06
  • ISBN : 9783319053868

The Magic Ring Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2012-06-07
  • ISBN : 9788847025653

Systems Thinking Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 564
  • Relase : 2010-09-29
  • ISBN : 1439835934

Monte Carlo Simulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry Book Review:

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.

CPM Mechanics

CPM Mechanics
  • Author : Murray Woolf
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2012-04-01
  • ISBN : 098540910X

CPM Mechanics Book Review:

Learn the raw mechanics of how the Critical Path Method actually works. Subsequent books in the ICS-Compendium Series, dealing with Schedule Design, Development, Maintenance and Usage, depend on a solid understanding of CPM mechanics.

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction Engineering and Management
  • Author : S.C. Sharma, S.V. Deodhar
  • Publisher : KHANNA PUBLISHING HOUSE
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9789386173980

Construction Engineering and Management Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2014-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781497632011

How to Be a Successful Developer Book Review:

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.