CPM in Construction Management Eighth Edition

Author: James O'Brien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259587576
Format: PDF
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The definitive guide for using CPM in construction planning and scheduling—now thoroughly updated to reflect new technologies and procedures Critical path method (CPM) is the most widely taught and used framework for construction project design, scheduling, and management. This new edition has been fully revised to cover the latest techniques, standards, and software tools. The book begins by describing the evolution of CPM and goes on to explain every technique and function in complete detail. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management is designed so that you will save time, cut costs, reduce claims, and stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects. Central to the book is the “John Doe” case study, which describes CPM network techniques and illustrates functions such as updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation. All-new guidelines are provided for multiple software platforms, including Oracle, Deltek, Microsoft, Trimble Vico and Synchro. Includes a full license to Deltek Open Plan CPM software Fully explains how to implement scheduling software products Companion website offers bonus illustrations, detailed software information, and more

CPM in Construction Management Eighth Edition

Author: James O'Brien
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259587276
Format: PDF, Docs
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The definitive guide for using CPM in construction planning and scheduling—now thoroughly updated to reflect new technologies and procedures Critical path method (CPM) is the most widely taught and used framework for construction project design, scheduling, and management. This new edition has been fully revised to cover the latest techniques, standards, and software tools. The book begins by describing the evolution of CPM and goes on to explain every technique and function in complete detail. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management is designed so that you will save time, cut costs, reduce claims, and stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects. Central to the book is the “John Doe” case study, which describes CPM network techniques and illustrates functions such as updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation. All-new guidelines are provided for multiple software platforms, including Oracle, Deltek, Microsoft, Trimble Vico and Synchro. Includes a full license to Deltek Open Plan CPM software Fully explains how to implement scheduling software products Companion website offers bonus illustrations, detailed software information, and more

CPM in Construction Management Seventh Edition

Author: Fredric Plotnick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071636633
Format: PDF, Docs
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Accelerate with CPM--and this Leading Guide to Construction Planning and Scheduling CD-ROM Includes Full-Function Deltek Open Plan CPM Software A $2000-retail-value, unrestricted license to this world-class product is provided on the included CD-ROM. No limits to number of activities, time for evaluation, or usage. With instruction on CPM and powerful software, you are ready for business now. The CD-ROM also provides: Links to download powerful software from Oracle (Primavera), Microsoft, and others A PDF file of full-color and scalable copy for all screen shots in the text Additional chapter on screen-by-screen instructions for classic Primavera P3 software A computer-readable PDF of two sample CPM specifications The critical path method (CPM) of planning and scheduling is a powerful tool for engineering and construction project design and management. When it comes to applying CPM to day-to-day construction situations, this guide, known as the industry bible, is the one you'll want to have. Written by the former vice chair of the celebrated construction management firm that renovated San Francisco's cable car system and redeveloped New York's JFK airport, and by one of America's leading construction scheduling experts, the Seventh Edition of CPM in Construction Management arms you with the critical knowledge and power to model the project and master the software for smooth handling of complex jobs. This highly informative, practical book shows you how CPM: Works--and how to make it work for you Serves as the analytical tool of choice for evaluation, negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of construction claims Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects Saves you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reductions Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge Can be successfully implemented by properly utilizing the power of leading scheduling software products Specifications of major engineering firms call for the project CPM to be prepared and administered in accordance with this text, which also serves as a primary resource for PSP and PMI-SP exam preparation. With case studies of major global construction projects and a "John Doe" example project that's followed throughout, this book will simplify your application of CPM. Cut project time to the minimum. Determine which deliveries to expedite, and which may slide. Know instantly the impact of change-and how to thrive while others fail. Understand CPM's courtroom evidentiary value--and watch disputes be amicably resolved. This updated classic is the construction tool that makes everything around you work better, faster, and more economically.

Operations Research

Author: Frederick S. Hillier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486792083
Format: PDF
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Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874005X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.

Reconstructing Project Management

Author: Peter W. G. Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118536916
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on themanagement of projects, past, present and future, is written bothfor practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of thediscipline’s development, Reconstructing ProjectManagement provides an extensive commentary on its practicesand theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals toimprove its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint ofattitude, this is by no means simply another project managementtextbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how youdefine the subject’; that much of our present thinking aboutproject management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring,conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in realityit can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The bookdraws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore thisthesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following anIntroduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modernproject management – how the discipline has come to be whatit is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – andthe limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents anenlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into itsprincipal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements toaddress the challenges facing society, and the implications for thediscipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises thesweep of the discipline’s development and summarises theprincipal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, andportfolio) management as it has developed and has been practicedover the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world.It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested inprojects and their management.

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management

Author: M. Hajdu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792343097
Format: PDF, ePub
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Industrial, financial, commercial or any kinds of project have at least one common feature: the better organized they are, the higher the profit or the lower the cost. Project management is the principle of planning different projects and keeping them on track within time, cost and resource constraints. The need for effective project management is ever-increasing. The complexity of the environment we live in requires more sophisticated methods than it did just a couple of decades ago. Project managers might face insurmountable obstacles in their work if they do not adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. On the other hand, better knowledge of project management can result in better plans, schedules and, last but not least, more contracts and more profit. This knowledge can help individuals and firms to stay alive in this competitive market and, in the global sense, utilize the finite resources of our planet in a more efficient way.

Theoretische Bodenmechanik

Author: Karl Terzaghi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642532446
Format: PDF, ePub
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2 nung der durch Änderungen in der Belastung und in den Entwässe rungsbedingungen verursachten Wirkungen meist nur sehr gering sind. Diese Feststellung gilt im besonderen Maße für alle jene Auf gaben, die sich mit der Wirkung des strömenden Wasser befassen, weil hier untergeordnete Abweichungen in der Schichtung, die durch Probebohrungen nicht aufgeschlossen werden, von großem Einfluß sein können. Aus diesem Grunde unterscheidet sich die Anwendung der theoretischen Bodenmechanik auf den Erd- und Grundbau ganz wesentlich von der Anwendung der technischen Mechanik auf den Stahl-, Holz- und Massivbau. Die elastischen Größen der Baustoffe Stahl oder Stahlbeton sind nur wenig veränderlich, und die Gesetze der angewandten Mechanik können für die praktische Anwendung ohne Einschränkung übertragen werden. Demgegenüber stellen die theoretischen Untersuchungen in der Bodenmechanik nur Arbeits hypothesen dar, weil unsere Kenntnisse über die mittleren physikalischen Eigenschaften des Untergrundes und über den Verlauf der einzelnen Schichtgrenzen stets unvollkommen und sogar oft äußerst unzuläng lich sind. Vom praktischen Standpunkt aus gesehen, sind die in der Bodenmechanik entwickelten Arbeitshypothesen jedoch ebenso an wendbar wie die theoretische Festigkeitslehre auf andere Zweige des Bauingenieurwesens. Wenn der Ingenieur sich der in den grundlegen den Annahmen enthaltenen Unsicherheiten bewußt ist, dann ist er auch imstande, die Art und die Bedeutung der Unterschiede zu er kennen, die zwischen der Wirklichkeit und seiner Vorstellung über die Bodenverhältnisse bestehen.