Modern construction projects both large and small are complex endeavors, involving many activities, systems and often disparate owners and other stakeholders. The coordination and assembly of all the necessary elements at a site is almost impossible to achieve without extensive up-front planning and scheduling.
The primary objective of this one day course is to provide an introduction to principles of network scheduling and its potential impact on delay claims by the contractor. The second objective is to provide a hands-on workshop environment where participants will have an opportunity to work in pairs to create a simple critical path method (CPM) schedule based upon predetermined criteria and to discuss the issues involved. Ample time is given for discussion of problems encountered in using or preparing a CPM schedule.
• Scope definition/work breakdown structure (WBS)
• Activity definition from the WBS
• Activity sequencing/logic and relationships
• Duration time estimating
• Schedule development
• Schedule calculation/verification
• Start/finish alternatives
• Critical paths and critical activities
• Significance and use of float
• Schedule control
• Baseline schedules
• Reporting and updates
• Man-power loading charts
• Peak manpower
• Rate of manpower consumption
• Two and six weeks look ahead schedule
Dr. Awad S. Hanna is a professor and chair of construction engineering and management program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Hanna holds M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University and he is a register professional engineer in the U S and Canada. Awad has been an active construction practitioner, educator and researcher for over 30 years including 10 years as a design engineer and project manager.
He has presented over 2000 one-day seminars and instructed more than 50,000 people in the U.S. and Canadian construction industry on improving construction labor productivity, and on improving site performance through proper pre-construction planning. Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation, Electrical Contractors Association of Canada, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association, and National Association of Boilermaker Construction Employees (NACBE).