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Professional Engineering Guide from C.H.I.P.S.

CPM in Construction Management
Sixth Edition
by James J. O'Brien

This informative, useful book shows you how CPM:

  • Works -- and how to make it work for you
  • Serves as the analytical tool of choice for the evaluation, negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of construction claims
  • Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise
  • Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects
  • Saves you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reduction
  • Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge
  • Explains how to fully and properly utilize the power of leading scheduling software such as Primavera(tm)

Contents

Introduction to CPM Planning and Scheduling

  1. Introduction to CPM Planning and Scheduling
  2. Project Control Systems Evolve in Academia
  3. Project Control Systems Evolve in the Marketplace

The Theory of CPM Planning and Scheduling

  1. Your New Tool--Read Before Using
  2. Network Construction
  3. The Durations of the Logic Network
  4. What Comes Out ...
  5. Cranking the Engine
  6. Adding Complexity
  7. PDM and Precedence Networks
  8. Respecting the Power of PDM
  9. Enhancements and Extensions by Software Vendors

The Tools of CPM Planning and Scheduling

  1. Measure Twice--Cut Once
  2. Choosing Codes
  3. Acquiring Information to Initial Schedule
  4. Acquiring the Durations
  5. Specifying the Relationships Between Activities
  6. Example Project: The John Doe Project

The Practice of CPM Planning

  1. Equipment and Workforce Planning
  2. Procurement
  3. Preconstruction
  4. Evolution of the Project Schedule
  5. CPM and Cost Control

The Practice of CPM Scheduling

  1. Let's Look Under the Hood at the Engine
  2. Converting the Team Plan to the Calculated Schedule
  3. Engineer's Review of the Submitted Initial CPM
  4. Updating the Schedule
  5. Engineer's Review of the Submitted Update
  6. Revising the Logic Network
  7. Engineer's Review of the Submitted Revision
  8. Case Histories
  9. Additional Exercises fir Students of Project Controls

Advanced Topics

  1. Specifying CPM
  2. CPM in Claims and Litigation
  3. Delay Analysis
  4. Disruption Analyses
  5. Advanced Topics: Resource Leveling and Smoothing
  6. Advanced Topics: PERT, SPERT, and GERT
  7. Conclusion

Appendices

  • Sample CPM Specification as a Guideline for Preparing Your Own Specification
  • Unified Facilities Guide Specification
  • Notation for RDCPM

Glossary
Acronyms and Symbols
Index

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Sixth Edition
by James J. O'Brien

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