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Douglas W Sage
CM 411
Seattle Campus

Project Planning and Control

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Douglas W Sage
Date: 04/03/2008