CE1353 Construction Planning & Scheduling Syllabus

CE1353 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING & SCHEDULING 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
At the end of this course the student is expected to have learnt how to plan construction projects, schedule the activities using network diagrams, determine the cost of the project, control the cost of the project by creating cash flows and budgeting and how to use the project information as an information and decision making tool.

1. CONSTRUCTION PLANNING 5
Basic concepts in the development of construction plans-choice of Technology and Construction method-Defining Work Tasks- Definition- Precedence
relationships among activities-Estimating Activity Durations-Estimating Resource Requirements for work activities-coding systems

2. SCHEDULING PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES 15
Relevance of construction schedules-Bar charts - The critical path method-Calculations for critical path scheduling-Activity float and schedules-Presenting project schedules-Critical path scheduling for Activity-on-node and with leads, Lags and Windows-Calculations for scheduling with leads, lags and windows-Resource oriented scheduling-Scheduling with resource constraints and precedences -Use of Advanced Scheduling Techniques-Scheduling with uncertain durations-Crashing and time/cost trade offs -Improving the Scheduling process – Introduction to application software

3. COST CONTROL MONITORING AND ACCOUNTING 15
The cost control problem-The project Budget-Forecasting for Activity cost control - financial accounting systems and cost accounts-Control of project cash flows-Schedule control-Schedule and Budget updates-Relating cost and schedule information

4. QUALITY CONTROL AND SAFETY DURING CONSTRUCTION 5
Quality and safety Concerns in Construction-Organizing for Quality and Safety-Work and Material Specifications-Total Quality control-Quality control by statistical methods -Statistical Quality control with
Sampling by Attributes-Statistical Quality control by Sampling and Variables-Safety.

5. ORGANIZATION AND USE OF PROJECT INFORMATION 5
Types of project information-Accuracy and Use of Information-Computerized organization and use of Information -Organizing information in databases-relational model of Data bases-Other conceptual Models of Databases-Centralized database Management systems-Databases and application programs-Information transfer and Flow.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. Chitkara, K.K. “Construction Project Management Planning”, Scheduling and Control, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1998.
2. Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au, “Project Management for Construction – Fundamentals Concepts for Owners”, Engineers, Architects and Builders, Prentice Hall, Pitsburgh, 2000.

REFERENCES
1. Moder.J., C.Phillips and Davis, “Project Management with CPM”, PERT and Precedence Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Third Edition, 1983.
2. Willis., E.M., “Scheduling Construction projects”, John Wiley and Sons 1986.
3. Halpin,D.W., “Financial and cost concepts for construction Management”, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1985.
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