Construction scheduling is one of the most critical project management and planning tools. Equally important for owners and contractors, it is often the source of contention, conflicts, and disputes. This course is designed to demystify the process of scheduling and the technical jargon that surrounds it. It is intended to offer owners and construction managers with a coherent overview of construction scheduling tools, methods, practices, and techniques.
Using examples of actual project experiences, the course examines the overall impact of a CPM on the construction process. It also discusses the techniques used for the early recognition of potential delay claims, the approaches employed in analyzing and evaluating the merits of delay claims, the methods used for calculation of delay damages, and the alternatives available to remedy and resolve time related claims.
Course Topics Include:
Project planning and scheduling goals
CPM: What is it and what does it really do?
Job logic and time sequence relationships
Impact of multiple critical paths on a project
Major areas of conflict in schedule specifications