Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling

by: E. William East, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE


Abstract: Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling explains the practical application of CPM and guides you through each step of the process—from planning and communication to deciding payment and/or claims. The book focuses on the Arrow Diagram Method and the Precedence Diagram Method, the two most widely used scheduling methods. A sample project for planning a mid-rise building applies the concepts presented in the book. Hands-on exercises and discussions illustrate how to create schedules from activity lists. The effective and consistent use of the techniques introduced in this detailed guide will allow you to: • Reduce progress payment disputes and speed progress payment • Plan resources for maximum productivity • Predict owner-caused and weather delays • Develop "get well" plans for projects that fall behind • Correctly update progress, including out-of-sequence activities • Meet contracts requiring CPM schedules • Evaluate change and claim impacts; develop admissible documentation
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Title: Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2015 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071849234

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E. William East, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past three decades, first as a project engineer and then as a research program manager. His evaluation of the first PC-based scheduling systems resulted in the Standard Data Exchange Format, which delivers earned-value loaded schedules on Corps of Engineers projects. Dr. East's website is CPMTutor.com.

Description: Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling explains the practical application of CPM and guides you through each step of the process—from planning and communication to deciding payment and/or claims. The book focuses on the Arrow Diagram Method and the Precedence Diagram Method, the two most widely used scheduling methods. A sample project for planning a mid-rise building applies the concepts presented in the book. Hands-on exercises and discussions illustrate how to create schedules from activity lists. The effective and consistent use of the techniques introduced in this detailed guide will allow you to: • Reduce progress payment disputes and speed progress payment • Plan resources for maximum productivity • Predict owner-caused and weather delays • Develop "get well" plans for projects that fall behind • Correctly update progress, including out-of-sequence activities • Meet contracts requiring CPM schedules • Evaluate change and claim impacts; develop admissible documentation