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Construction Project Management, 6th Edition

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A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text

  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems

  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA

  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions

  • Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents
    5. Preface
    6. Chapter 1: Construction Practices
      1. 1.1 Introduction
      2. 1.2 The Construction Industry
      3. 1.3 The Construction Project
      4. 1.4 Project Stages
      5. 1.5 Owner
      6. 1.6 Architect-Engineer
      7. 1.7 Prime Contractor
      8. 1.8 Competitive Bidding
      9. 1.9 Negotiated Contracts
      10. 1.10 Combined Bidding and Negotiation
      11. 1.11 Subcontracting
      12. 1.12 Design-Bid-Construct
      13. 1.13 Fast Tracking
      14. 1.14 Construction Contract Services
      15. 1.15 Construction Services
      16. 1.16 Design-Construct
      17. 1.17 Construction Management
      18. 1.18 Fixed-Sum Contract
      19. 1.19 Cost-Plus-Fee Contracts
      20. 1.20 Work-by-Force Account
      21. 1.21 Turnkey and BOT Contracts
      22. 1.22 Integrated Project Delivery
      23. 1.23 Speculative Construction
      24. 1.24 Management during the Design Phase
      25. 1.25 Management of Field Construction
      26. 1.26 Project Manager
      27. 1.27 Project Manager Qualifications
      28. Key Points and Questions
    7. Chapter 2: Systematic Project Management
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 Need for Project Management
      3. 2.3 Project Management Characteristics
      4. 2.4 Discussion Viewpoint
      5. 2.5 Management Procedures
      6. 2.6 Time and Cost Management
      7. 2.7 Planning and Scheduling
      8. 2.8 CPM Procedure
      9. 2.9 Time Monitoring and Control
      10. 2.10 Project Cost System
      11. 2.11 Estimating the Project
      12. 2.12 Project Cost Accounting
      13. 2.13 Resource Management
      14. 2.14 Project Financial Control
      15. 2.15 Automating Project Management Tasks
      16. 2.16 Manual Methods
      17. 2.17 Discussion Format
      18. 2.18 Example Projects
      19. Key Points and Questions
    8. Chapter 3: Project Estimating
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 Project Cost System
      3. 3.3 Preliminary Cost Estimates
      4. 3.4 Final Cost Estimate
      5. 3.5 Example Projects
      6. 3.6 Quantity Survey
      7. 3.7 Management Input
      8. 3.8 Field Supervision
      9. 3.9 Construction Methods
      10. 3.10 General Time Schedule
      11. 3.11 Construction Equipment
      12. 3.12 Summary Sheets
      13. 3.13 Material Costs
      14. 3.14 Labor Costs
      15. 3.15 Indirect Labor Costs
      16. 3.16 Labor Unit Costs
      17. 3.17 The Cost of Heavy Equipment
      18. 3.18 Bids from Subcontractor
      19. 3.19 Project Overhead
      20. 3.20 Home Office Overhead
      21. 3.21 Markup
      22. 3.22 Contract Bonds
      23. 3.23 Recap Sheet
      24. 3.24 Cost Models
      25. 3.25 Project Budget
      26. 3.26 Progress Estimate
      27. 3.27 Estimating for Changes
      28. Key Points and Questions
    9. Chapter 4: Project Planning
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 CPM Procedure
      3. 4.3 Planning Phase
      4. 4.4 Job Activities
      5. 4.5 Job Logic
      6. 4.6 Restraints
      7. 4.7 Beginning-to-End Planning
      8. 4.8 Top-Down Planning and the Work Breakdown Structure
      9. 4.9 Precedence Notation
      10. 4.10 Precedence Diagram
      11. 4.11 Network Format
      12. 4.12 Lag Relationships
      13. 4.13 Precedence Diagram for the Example Projects
      14. 4.14 Value of Precedence Network
      15. 4.15 Repetitive Operations
      16. 4.16 Network Interfaces
      17. 4.17 Master Network
      18. 4.18 Subnetworks
      19. 4.19 Computer Applications for Planning
      20. Key Points and Questions
    10. Chapter 5: Project Scheduling Concepts
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Scheduling Procedure
      3. 5.3 Activity Times
      4. 5.4 Rules for Estimating Activity Durations
      5. 5.5 Estimating Activity Durations
      6. 5.6 Time Contingency
      7. 5.7 Project Weather Delays
      8. 5.8 Network Time Computations
      9. 5.9 Early Activity Times
      10. 5.10 Project Duration
      11. 5.11 Late Activity Times
      12. 5.12 Total Float
      13. 5.13 Critical Path
      14. 5.14 Free Float
      15. 5.15 Activity Time Information
      16. 5.16 Float Paths
      17. 5.17 Early-Start Schedule
      18. 5.18 Tabular Time Schedules
      19. 5.19 Activities and Calendar Dates
      20. 5.20 Calendars for Weather
      21. 5.21 Lags between Activities
      22. 5.22 Pipeline Scheduling Computations
      23. 5.23 Pipeline Summary Diagram
      24. 5.24 Interface Computations
      25. 5.25 Hammock Activity
      26. 5.26 Milestones
      27. 5.27 Time-Scaled Networks
      28. 5.28 Nature and Significance of Floats
      29. 5.29 Bar Charts
      30. 5.30 Computer Applications for Scheduling
      31. Key Points and Questions
    11. Chapter 6: Production Planning
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Planning Team
      3. 6.3 Reengineering the Project
      4. 6.4 Planning for Production
      5. 6.5 Support Planning
      6. 6.6 Technical Problems
      7. 6.7 Personnel Planning
      8. 6.8 Safety Planning
      9. 6.9 Planning for Quality
      10. 6.10 Material Ordering and Expediting
      11. 6.11 Material Handling, Storage, and Protection
      12. 6.12 Equipment Planning
      13. 6.13 The New Production Model
      14. Key Points and Questions
    12. Chapter 7: Managing Time
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Time Schedule Adjustments
      3. 7.3 Need for Time Reduction
      4. 7.4 General Time-Reduction Procedure
      5. 7.5 Shortening the Longest Time Path
      6. 7.6 Project Direct Costs
      7. 7.7 Variation of Activity Direct Cost with Time
      8. 7.8 Project Indirect Costs
      9. 7.9 Practical Aspects of Time Reduction
      10. 7.10 Reduction of the Highway Bridge Duration
      11. 7.11 Time Reduction of Highway Bridge by Expediting
      12. 7.12 Least-Cost Expediting of the Highway Bridge
      13. 7.13 Limitations on Time-Reduction Steps
      14. 7.14 Variation of Total Project Cost with Time
      15. 7.15 Expedited Highway Bridge Schedule
      16. 7.16 Milestone and Interface Events
      17. 7.17 Project Extension
      18. 7.18 Time Management System
      19. 7.19 Aspects of Time Management
      20. 7.20 Key-Date Schedules
      21. 7.21 Adjustment of Move-in Date
      22. Key Points and Questions
    13. Chapter 8: Resource Management
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Objective of Resource Management
      3. 8.3 Project Resource Management
      4. 8.4 Aspects of Resource Management
      5. 8.5 Tabulation of Labor Requirements
      6. 8.6 Project Labor Summary
      7. 8.7 Variation in Labor Demand
      8. 8.8 Manpower Leveling
      9. 8.9 Heuristic Manpower Leveling
      10. 8.10 Numerical Example
      11. 8.11 Labor Leveling in Practice
      12. 8.12 Restricted Labor Supply
      13. 8.13 Complex Labor Scheduling
      14. 8.14 Equipment Management and Scheduling
      15. 8.15 The Construction Supply Chain
      16. 8.16 Material Scheduling
      17. 8.17 Resource Expediting
      18. Key Points and Questions
    14. Chapter 9: Project Scheduling Applications
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Role of the Schedule
      3. 9.3 Operational Schedules
      4. 9.4 Organizing Schedule Data
      5. 9.5 Schedule Presentation Formats
      6. 9.6 Schedules for Repetitive Operations
      7. 9.7 Impacted Baseline Schedule
      8. 9.8 But-for or Collapsed As-Built Schedule
      9. 9.9 Legal Schedules
      10. 9.10 Handling Weather Effects and Other Unknowns
      11. 9.11 Presenting the Schedule
      12. Key Points and Questions
    15. Chapter 10: Project Coordination
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Schedule Information on the Job
      3. 10.3 Detailed Schedules
      4. 10.4 Subcontractor Scheduling
      5. 10.5 Activity Planning
      6. 10.6 The Last Planner Process©
      7. 10.7 Production Checklists
      8. 10.8 Look-Ahead Schedules
      9. 10.9 Planning the Paperwork
      10. 10.10 Putting the Plans on Paper
      11. 10.11 Progress Measurement
      12. 10.12 Progress Reporting
      13. 10.13 Bar Charts
      14. 10.14 Highway Bridge as of July 14
      15. 10.15 Weekly Progress Reports
      16. 10.16 Field Progress Narrative
      17. 10.17 July 21 Status of Highway Bridge
      18. 10.18 Progress Analysis
      19. 10.19 Schedule Analysis to Determine Project Delays
      20. 10.20 Corrective Action
      21. 10.21 Network Updating
      22. 10.22 Updating Calculations Manually
      23. 10.23 Scheduling Software
      24. 10.24 Project Progress Curves
      25. Key Points and Questions
    16. Chapter 11: Project Cost System
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 The Construction Cost Cycle
      3. 11.3 Objectives of a Cost System
      4. 11.4 Project Cost Control
      5. 11.5 Data for Estimating
      6. 11.6 Project Cost Code
      7. 11.7 Usage of Project Cost Code
      8. 11.8 Project Cost Accounting
      9. 11.9 Labor and Equipment Costs
      10. 11.10 Cost Accounting Reports
      11. 11.11 Labor Time Reporting
      12. 11.12 Time Card Preparation
      13. 11.13 Measurement of Work Quantities
      14. 11.14 Work Quantities from Network Activities
      15. 11.15 Cost Records and Reports
      16. 11.16 Weekly Labor Reports
      17. 11.17 Weekly Labor Cost Report
      18. 11.18 Equipment Cost Accounting
      19. 11.19 Monthly Cost Forecast
      20. 11.20 Time-Cost Envelope
      21. 11.21 Earned Value Management System
      22. 11.22 Forecasting Final Project Results Using the EVMS
      23. 11.23 Special Cost Accounting Problems
      24. 11.24 Production Cost Reduction
      25. 11.25 Information for Estimating
      26. 11.26 Postproject Evaluation
      27. 11.27 Software Applications
      28. 11.28 Accuracy of Estimating
      29. Key Points and Questions
    17. Chapter 12: Project Financial Management
      1. 12.1 Introduction
      2. 12.2 Financial Control
      3. 12.3 Progress Payments
      4. 12.4 Pay Requests for Unit-Price Contracts
      5. 12.5 Project Cost Breakdown
      6. 12.6 Pay Requests for Lump-Sum Contracts
      7. 12.7 Use of Time-Control Activities for Pay Requests
      8. 12.8 Pay Requests for Cost-Plus Contracts
      9. 12.9 Payments to Subcontractors
      10. 12.10 Schedule of Payments by Owner—Unit-Price Contract
      11. 12.11 Schedule of Payments by Owner—Lump-Sum Contract
      12. 12.12 Final Payment
      13. 12.13 Cash Flow
      14. 12.14 Cash Disbursement Forecasts
      15. 12.15 Cash Income Forecasts
      16. 12.16 Disbursement Controls
      17. 12.17 Project Changes
      18. 12.18 Contract Change Orders
      19. 12.19 Claims
      20. 12.20 Daily Job Log
      21. Key Points and Questions
    18. Index