Construction Engineering and Management first semester 2010-2011

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Course Code: 
61472
Course Outline: 

An-Najah National University

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering Department

Construction Engineering and Management

 

 

Course title and number

Construction Engineering and Management, 61472

Instructor(s) name(s)

Dr. Nabil  Al- Dmaidi

Contact information

pa@najah.edu

Semester and academic year

First  Semester  2010/2011

Compulsory / Elective

compulsory

Prerequisites

 

61371 ,  61471

Course

Contents

(description)

This course is designed to prepare students to handle the practical and managerial tasks the engineer is exposed to in the real life. It covers the main concepts in the following field of planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling safety and quality control.This course covers a construction project schedule as a network of activities. An understanding of the logic diagram; network analysis through forward pass, backward pass, critical path and float; and updating, evaluation and use of schedule in cost crashing and resource leveling are explained. Application software systems are utilized

Course Objectives

The course is part of the core course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The course will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the issues related to the application of planning scheduling and controlling principles in the construction industry. It is intended to provide an in depth discussion of some of the important scheduling issues faced by various agencies involved in the construction industry. The principal objectives of the course are to:

  1.  Provide an overview of the construction project planning and scheduling process
  2.  Introduce various construction project scheduling techniques
  3. Develop an understanding of time management, cost management, and resource management principles
  4. Highlight issues related to schedule monitoring, schedule updating, and schedule compression
  5. Provide an overview of advanced concepts of construction planning and scheduling

 

 

Intended learning

Outcomes and

Competences

 

At the end of this course students should be able to;

  1. Describe construction projects and processes using bar charts, network diagrams, and linear schedules
  2. Perform schedule computations to calculate project duration, activity early and late dates, and total and free floats
  3. Identify the critical path(s)
  4. Update and monitor project progress
  5. Recommend an appropriate course of action when the schedule must be shortened or crashed
  6. Evaluate construction project progress
  7. Compare and contrast the appropriateness of scheduling tools for varying construction operations and conditions.

 

Textbook and  References

(Online Resources)

Textbook

Construction project Scheduling and Control , saleh Mubarak

 

References

  • Barrie, D.S. and Paulson, B.C., 1994, “Professional Construction Management”, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc. N.Y
  • Clough, R.H. and Sears, G.A., 1991 “Construction Project Management”, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. N.Y.
  • Smith, Currie & Hancock (2005) Common Sense Construction Law. 3 rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken , New Jersey .
  • Fisher, Roger and Ury, William (1991) Getting to Yes . 2nd Edition, Penguin Books, New York
  • Callahan, M.T., Quackenbush, D.G. and Rowings, J.E., 1992, “Construction Project Scheduling”, Irwin McGraw-Hill, Inc. N.Y1.      Ahuja, Dozzi, and AbouRizk (1994) Project Management: Techniques in Planning and Controlling Construction Projects, John Wiley.
  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™), The Project Management Institute Standards Committee.
  • Harris R.B., 1978, “Precedence and Arrow Networking Techniques for Construction”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. N.Y.
  • Project Management, The Managerial Process, Clifford F. Gray and Erick W. Larson, McGraw-Hill Co., 2000, ISBN: 0-07-365812-X.
  • Oberlender, G. D., Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 2000.
  • Hinze, Jimmie (2006) Construction Planning and Scheduling. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey

The instructor will provide class notes, handouts, technical papers, laboratory manual and other reading materials for the course

Assignment Criterial

Activity

Percent (%)

Midterm Exams

40

Homework and  quizzes

10

Other criteria (Research, Discussion..etc)

 

Final Exam

50

 


 

 

 

Week

 

Subject

 

1

Introduction of construction project planning and scheduling

2

 Bar (Gantt) Chart

3

 Basic Networks

4

 Preparation and usage of the Critical Path Method (CPM)

5

Preparation and usage of Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)

6

Resource Allocation and Resource leveling

7

MIDTERM EXAM 1

8

Schedule updating and project control

9

Time cost tradeoff and Crashing the project

10

Reports and Presentations

11

Scheduling as part of project management effort

12

Scheduling Methods

13

MIDTERM EXAM 2

14

Construction delay claims

15

Safety Control Quality control.

16

Final Exam