Introduction to the basic principles, techniques, and practices used as tools by contractors to plan, schedule, and control costs on building construction projects. Prerequisite: CM 331. Offered: A.
Project Planning and Control will introduce the students to the basic principles, practices and techniques of planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects through the development of construction schedules and related project control systems. The course will teach the necessary skills to hand draft schedules, understanding the basic principles and computations of the various schedule parameters.
Student learning goals
How to properly plan and organize project information in order to develop a schedule
How to develop the elements of the project schedule
How to estimate and develop durations for activities from various resources
How to calculate and understand the meaning of schedule data including critical path
How to develop and refine various types of schedules
How to apply and calculate Earned Value as it pertains to schedule performance
General method of instruction
Lecture and group discussions will be combined with practice assignments, quizzes, and homework leading to a hand-developed construction schedule for a commercial facility which is intended to provide a thorough understanding of project planning and control.
CM410 and general knowledge of construction. Weekly assigned reading from REQUIRED text: The Associated General Contractors of America, Construction Planning and Scheduling. Second Edition. T. Glavinich. (2004). Lecture notes will be posted prior to the following week's class - student should print out notes to have available for lecture and note taking.
Class assignments and grading
Homework is based on material covered each week and will help the student build toward the Final Project. Each homework assignment is based on a part of the Final Project and allows the student to develop a portion of the schedule for the Final Project as the class progresses.
Attendance/Participation (10 points per class) 100 points total Quizzes (4, each worth 50 points) 200 points total Homework Assignments (6, each worth 50 pts) 300 points total Final Project (schedule submittal) 400 points total TOTAL AVAILABLE POINTS TO BASE GRADE 1,000 points total