CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition (Revised)

By James O'brien, Fredric Plotnick
Advance Your Construction Projects with CPM and this Fully Updated GuidePlan, schedule, and manage construction projects using the critical path method (CPM) and the practical information contained in this thoroughly revised book. Written by two experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition, explains the evolution of CPM and fully covers the latest techniques, standards, and tools. The John Doe case study is used throughout to illustrate important functions, including acquiring and building the logic plan, navigation and best use of multiple software products, updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation.
This updated, hands-on guide shows 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 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
Access to electronic content includes:
A full-feature copy of Deltek s Open Plan CPM software a $2000 value
Sample files of the John Doe project readable by a variety of software products
Full color and scalable copies of all screenshots contained in the text
Additional legacy and up-to-the-moment chapters "

Fredric Plotnick is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering in the departments of Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, and Construction Management at Drexel University's Philadelphia Pennsylvania Campus, where he has taught Engineering Law, Contracts Specifications and Law, Techniques of Project Controls, Project Scheduling and several other subjects since 1979. He has also maintained a consulting practice, Engineering and Property Management Consultants, Inc., since 1983, having previously worked for several contracting, consulting and engineering design firms. Professor Plotnick is a graduate of Drexel University College of Engineering, having a BSCE in Soil and Foundation Engineering and an MSCE in Construction Management, followed by a JD from Widener University School of Law, and returning to Drexel for his PhD in Civil Engineering. He is the co-author of CPM in Construction Management, fifth, sixth and seventh editions, also by McGraw-Hill, and numerous industry publications and presentations. Professor Plotnick is also the developer of the RDM (Relationship Diagramming Method) variant of CPM Planning and Scheduling Analysis which is currently being adopted by software vendors such as Oracle/Primavera starting with the high end, risk analysis product, Pertmaster (version 8.2 et seq.)


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Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Publish date 11/22/2015
Pages 736
ISBN-13 9781259587276
ISBN-10 1259587274
Language English