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Construction Project Management: Theory and Practice by Kumar Neeraj Jha

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Construction Planning

Introduction, types of project plans, work-breakdown structure, planning techniques—terminologies used, bar charts, preparation of network diagram, programme evaluation and review technique (PERT), critical path method (CPM), ladder network, precedence network, the line-of-balance (LOB)

6.1 INTRODUCTION

Planning can be defined as ‘drawing up a method or scheme of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance.’ The last phrase (‘in advance’) is a key operational part of the definition, and requires experience and foresight. Construction projects involve using different resources—human, equipment and material, money, etc., and at all times, the task of a construction planner is to draw up plans for optimum ...

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