Understand the fundamentals and concepts of project scheduling in construction and the mechanics of the Critical Path Method (CPM). The seminar gives a brief idea on some introductory topics. Also, this seminar gives brief hints on computer application in scheduling but it does not teach computer software.
- Why do you need Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling for your project
- How to build your CPM schedule
- How to use bar charts and CPM networks
- Understand the concepts and calculations of the CPM in a very simplistic way
- Get an idea on other scheduling functions that may be important for your project, such as schedule updating, schedule compression, and resource leveling
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Introduction To Project Scheduling
A. Planning And Scheduling: Definitions
B. What Is A Project?
C. Importance Of Project Scheduling
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Steps For Scheduling A Construction Project
A. The Basic Four Steps
B. The Additional Steps
C. What Is A 'Scheduler'?
D. Myths About Scheduling
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Bar Charts
A. Definition And History
B. Bar Charts Through An Exercise
C. Advantages And Disadvantages Of Bar Charts
D. More Applications Of Bar Charts
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Logic Networks
A. What Is A Network?
B. Arrow Networks: History And Evolution
C. Node Networks
D. Comparison Between Arrow And Node Networks
E. Common Mistakes In Drawing Node Networks
F. Time-Scaled Logic Diagrams
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Break 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)
V. The Critical Path Method (CPM) Calculations
A. The Concept Of The CPM
B. CPM Calculations Through Examples
C. Comments In The Critical Path Method
D. CPM Definitions
E. CPM Example With Lags
F. More Comments And Definitions
G. Class Exercise
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VI. Manipulations Of The CPM Networks
A. Networks versus Bar Charts
B. Effect Of Imposed Finish Date
C. Calendars – Non-Work Days
D. Class Exercise
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VII. Preview To Advanced Scheduling Subjects
A. Updating Schedules
B. Precedence Networks
C. Project Control And Earned Value (EV) Analysis
D. Resource Allocation And Leveling
E. Schedule Compressions
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Conclusion And Final Comments