Introduction: The construction industry, nature and challenges, key players, Management issues and need for improved organization and management structures with particular reference to local construction industry, project management objectives, processes and responsibilities, Project Life Cycle (PLC), Value engineering, normal track versus fast track construction
Project Scoping, Bidding and Preconstruction Planning: Defining project scope, Pre-Qualification process, Bidding process, overview of preconstruction planning aspects including area and site investigation, constructability review, site layout planning, contractor’s site (team) organization chart, preliminary schedules, mobilization plan.
Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Deterministic Models:
Work Breakdown Structure; Project activities and their types; Estimating activity durations, Establishing activity sequencing; Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM) overview; Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), Scheduling using Rectangular bar chart; CPM Scheduling; Determining the minimum total cost of a project; Resource scheduling and leveling; Cost loaded schedule, S-curve, Cash flow analysis, Project control during construction; Record keeping, Project supervision; Schedule and Cost Control,
Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Probabilistic Models:
Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT), Statistical tools including mean, variance and standard Deviation, Probability distribution, Beta curves and center limit theorem.
Introduction to use of computer software in project planning and management
- Frederick E. Gould, Managing the construction process: estimating, scheduling, and project control, , Pearson Prentice Hall 2010
- Jimmie W. Hinze, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Third Edition
- William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston, Construction Jobsite Management, 3rd Edition.
- Jimmie Hinze, Construction Contracts, 3rd Edition 2010