Construction Scheduling and Project Control
Number: BCT 550
Format: In person
Semester: Fall, Spring
Meeting Times: Mon/Wed, 11:15-12:30 (Fall), Mon/Wed, 2:30-3:45 (Spring)
Room: Olver Design Building 162 & 260
This course covers fundamentals of construction project scheduling and control. Topics discussed are: schedule networks, critical path method (CPM), resource allocation, project control, program evaluation and review, cost forecasting, scheduled versus actual job expenditures, schedule risk control. Also covered are integration of project schedule with BIM, cost control, and overall project management.
Students will be exposed to scheduling software (Primavera P6 or MS Project) in hands-on labs.
- Understanding the fundamentals of construction project scheduling, including critical path method (CPM).
- Ability to develop a baseline construction schedule with logical relationships.
- Ability to identify interim and contract milestones and of activities necessary to reach those.
- Understanding of resource and cost loading of schedules.
- Ability to develop an earned value management system.
- Ability to integrate schedule and cash flow.
- Ability to deal with schedule changes, updates, and delays.
Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 3rd Edition, S. Mubarak, Wiley