Douglas W Sage
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.
Students can expect to learn to manage and control construction projects through scheduling with network diagrams. The critical path method of project scheduling is the management tool used in this course.
Student learning goals
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure from the a cost estimate.
Create a viable network schedule with the appropriate logic ties.
Develop various start and completion dates.
Discuss the implications and uses of various types of scheduling.
Cost load the schedule.
General method of instruction
By developing an actual schedule from the building estimating in the previous CM course.
The Cost Estimating course.
Class assignments and grading
The assignments are primarily related to creating a schedule without the use of a computerized scheduling program. There are some assignments related to the text reading, as well.
Grades are based upon student participation in teleconference calls, submitted assignments and the course project.