Real World Construction Project Scheduling (2nd Edition)
Real World Construction Project Scheduling - 2nd Edition - This book is the republication of John Buttelwerth's previous Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling which was previously published by Pearson. This text does not include the SureTrak Module sections from the previous Pearson text, but does include all the information of the previous Chapters 1-8 with additions to this material including a section on Lean Construction.
It i s called "real world" because the author wrote it drawing upon his 40+ years of experience consulting with contractors to help them meet their construction scheduling software needs. He knows how contractors use CPM scheduling, what's important to them - and what is not!
This textbook has been tested and retested in both the classroom and the company training room. Written in a style that is meant to be open and inviting to the reader with real world, interesting illustrations, providing a single source comprehensive examination of construction project scheduling.
Content begins by introducing concepts of the construction industry to provide the necessary framework and background, then fully discusses planning and scheduling topics in detail. It offers thorough coverage of hand-drawing manual network diagrams followed by hand-calculating all CPM calculations including early and late starts and finishes as well as total and free float calculations, total project duration and critical path. It also includes a capstone project.
The book includes an abundance of real world examples of numerous scheduling exercises—including, if adopted, a full PDF set of drawings and schedules of the 10,000 sq.ft. medical office building that is used throughout the text as part of the exercises.
Other topics include planning and scheduling; the determination of project activities, logic, and durations; drawing precedence network diagrams and manually calculating CPM schedules; and Lean Construction. Well suited to be used as a guide or reference by construction practitioners such as Project managers, Superintendents, and Construction managers.