CE2353 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING SCHEDULING

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CE2353 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING & SCHEDULING

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OBJECTIVE
At the end of this course the student is expected to have learnt how to plan construction
projects, schedule the activities using network diagrams, determine the cost of the project,
control the cost of the project by creating cash flows and budgeting and how to use the project
information as an information and decision making tool.
UNIT I CONSTRUCTION PLANNING 6
Basic concepts in the development of construction plans-choice of Technology and Construction
method-Defining Work Tasks- Definition- Precedence relationships among activities-Estimating
Activity Durations-Estimating Resource Requirements for work activities-coding systems.
UNIT II SCHEDULING PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES 12
Relevance of construction schedules-Bar charts - The critical path method-Calculations for
critical path scheduling-Activity float and schedules-Presenting project schedules-Critical path
scheduling for Activity-on-node and with leads, Lags and Windows-Calculations for scheduling
with leads, lags and windows-Resource oriented scheduling-Scheduling with resource
constraints and precedences -Use of Advanced Scheduling Techniques-Scheduling with
uncertain durations-Crashing and time/cost trade offs -Improving the Scheduling process –
Introduction to application software.
UNIT III COST CONTROL MONITORING AND ACCOUNTING 11
The cost control problem-The project Budget-Forecasting for Activity cost control - financial
accounting systems and cost accounts-Control of project cash flows-Schedule control-Schedule
and Budget updates-Relating cost and schedule information.
UNIT IV QUALITY CONTROL AND SAFETY DURING CONSTRUCTION 8
Quality and safety Concerns in Construction-Organizing for Quality and Safety-Work and
Material Specifications-Total Quality control-Quality control by statistical methods -Statistical
Quality control with
Sampling by Attributes-Statistical Quality control by Sampling and Variables-Safety.55
UNIT V ORGANIZATION AND USE OF PROJECT INFORMATION 8
Types of project information-Accuracy and Use of Information-Computerized organization and
use of Information -Organizing information in databases-relational model of Data bases-Other
conceptual Models of Databases-Centralized database Management systems-Databases and
application programs-Information transfer and Flow.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Chitkara, K.K. “Construction Project Management Planning”, Scheduling and
Control, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1998.
2. Srinath,L.S., “Pert and CPM Priniples and Applications “, Affiliated East West Press,
2001
REFERENCES:
1. Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au, “Project Management for Construction – Fundamentals
Concepts for Owners”, Engineers, Architects and Builders, Prentice Hall, Pitsburgh,
2000.
2. Moder.J., C.Phillips and Davis, “Project Management with CPM”, PERT and Precedence
Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Third Edition, 1983.
3. Willis., E.M., “Scheduling Construction projects”, John Wiley and Sons 1986.
4. Halpin,D.W., “Financial and cost concepts for construction Management”, John Wiley and
Sons, New York, 1985.



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