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CEM-802 Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control
Campus SCEE (NIT)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control
Course Code CEM-802
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives Course Objectives:     The course will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the issues related to the application of planning scheduling and controlling principles in the construction industry. It is intended to provide an in depth discussion of some of the important scheduling issues faced by various agencies involved in the construction industry.

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • understand various planning techniques to construction projects
  • understand and generate bar chart, precedence (node)/arrow diagrams
  • understand factors influencing duration estimates for project tasks
  • can calculate early and late start/finish times for project tasks can identify critical construction activities through the application of critical path method
  • can allocate and level resources for a project (resource management)
  • can apply "crashing" techniques for project duration reduction (time-cost trade-offs)
  • understand the concept of PERT and Monte Carlo techniques understand the impact of scheduling decisions on productivity understand methods for monitoring and updating the project schedule
Detail Content
  1. Principles of Project Management.
  2. Project Planning. Project planning objectives.
  3. Project Organization.
  4. Project Scheduling.
  5. Schedule Planning.
  6. CPM Diagram.
  7. CPM Calculations.
  8. Schedule Control.
  9. Least-Cost Scheduling.
  10. Resource Leveling.
  11. Project Control.
  12. Project Close Out.
  13. Environmental Impact Analysis.
  14. Technology Transfer.
  15. Project Risk Management.
  16. Scheduling by Probabilistic Models.
  17. Simulation.
  18. Uses for Network Schedules.
  19. Microcomputer Applications.
  20. Developing the Project Schedule.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Barrie and Paulson. (1992). Professional Construction Management: Including C.M, Design-Construct, and General Contracting. McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  2. Harris, F. and McCaffer, R (2001) Modern Construction Management. 5th Edition, Blackwell Publishing Company, London, UK.
  3. Oberlender, D. Garold. (1993). Project Management for Engineering and Construction. McGraw-Hill.
  4. PMI. (2000). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project Management Institute, USA.
  5. Kerzner, Harold (2000). Project Management: A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  6. Fellows, R. Langford, D. Newcombe, R. and Urry, S. (2002). Construction Management in Practice. Blackwell Science Ltd.
  7. Levy, M. Sidney. (2000). Project Management in Construction. McGraw-Hill.
  8. Schexnayder, C. J. and Mayo, R. E. (2003). Construction Management Fundamentals. McGraw-Hill
  9. Griffith, A. and Watson, P. (2004). Construction Management: Principles and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Jamaluddin Thaheem
PhD, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Specialty: Construction Engineering & Management