Construction Planning and Scheduling, 3rd Edition, is a straightforward text presenting a comprehensive introduction to the techniques of construction scheduling as well as broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects.
Key features of the new edition include:
- A detailed discussion of contract provisions and their relationship to construction scheduling.
- Discussions of the effects of management decisions intended to benefit production on a construction schedule.
- An extensive treatise on short-interval scheduling, also called "look ahead" schedules, a subject considered vital to project success.
- An easy-to-understand explanation of the concept of linear scheduling.
Offering broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects, this book is a comprehensive resource designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with chapters on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules and more. It reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes chapters on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout.
Broad coverage on all major scheduling subjects–
makes this an excellent reference for all.
· Provides a straightforward and comprehensive introduction to the field by covering topics related to planning, resource allocation, project monitoring and more!
A major emphasis on precedence diagramming–
is a hallmark of the text.
· Introduces precedence diagramming in Chapter 3 so readers get a firm understanding of this common planning practice.
A chapter devoted to arrow diagramming
–appears as Chapter 16.
· Rounds out coverage by showing how to perform time calculations with arrow diagrams, represent the relationships between various tasks, understand the concepts of free float/total float and more!
Unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling–
appears as Chapter 5.
· Offers coverage not found in competing books.
· Discusses contract issues such as units of time (working days or calendar days), liquidated damages, weather, notice of delays, extension of time etc.
Coverage of short-interval scheduling
–appears in Chapter 13.
· Discusses how contractors use short-interval schedules and what the literature reveals about why this is vital to the successful completion of many construction projects.
A chapter focused on linear scheduling–
appears as Chapter 14.
· Provides examples of two projects completed using this method: a state park walkway and a 500 tract housing unit.
· Discusses this relatively new scheduling technique and when it can be used in the construction industry.
The sports facility project
–is introduced in Chapter 1 and referenced throughout the text.
· Provides a common reference point to help readers apply chapter material to a concrete example.