Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner (2nd Edition)

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9780130922014: Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner (2nd Edition)

Updated to reflect the latest release of Primavera Project Planner, this hands-on volume helps readers develop both a proficiency in construction planning and a working knowledge of Primavera Project Planner. Cumulative chapter exercises give readers hands-on experience in working through a complete project simulation--from planning the project, to monitoring the project, through actual construction. Assumes a basic understanding of how construction projects are estimated, how they are assembled, and a basic understanding of the Windows operating environment. The Estimate Process. Scheduling Logic. Calculating the Project Schedule. Creating and Saving Projects. Primavera Project Setup. Loading Schedule Logic. Tabular and Graphic Output. Summarizing the Schedule. Summarizing the Schedule. Resource Loading. Cost Loading and Cash Flow. Program Planning and Control. Project Analysis and Estimating. For Construction Schedulers and Construction Project Managers.

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Primavera Project Planner is the most popular software used in construction scheduling. This new edition covers the latest version of Primavera Project Planner and features the exclusive use of this software as its vehicle for application. The author deftly integrates the scheduling aspects of a construction project with the estimating process as well as the elements of the overall management of the project. The clear and progressive presentation of the material allows students to build upon successes while working through the various chapters.

Key features of this edition:
  • Emphasis on the pertinent concerns of the professional scheduler in a construction context.
  • Chronology of the subject matter facilitates logical skill development both in scheduling and in Primavera.
  • Practical use of graphics and step-by-step procedures.

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The intent of Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner is to assist the user in developing a proficiency in construction planning and a working knowledge of Primavera Project Planner. In order for the reader to get the most out of this book, he or she should have an understanding of how construction projects are estimated and how they are assembled, and have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system. The chapter on estimating is included to develop terminology and to show the relationship between the estimate and the comprehensive construction plan. It is essential that the information developed for the estimate be presented in a fashion that can be easily used during the actual construction process.

This book is divided into three distinct sections. The first section addresses the development and manual calculations of the construction schedule. The middle section is an introduction to Primavera Project Planner. The final section addresses project controls and how Primavera Project Planner can be used to enhance decision making. This book is intended to impart a practical hands-on perspective to the software reference manuals. After completing this book, the reader should have developed a proficiency in Primavera Project Planner and in construction project controls. Furthermore, the user should be able to customize Primavera Project Planner as necessary so as to effectively gauge project performance.

The suggested exercises at the end of each chapter provide practical applications. These exercises are cumulative, and upon completion of all these exercises, the user will have gone through a complete project simulation. This simulation will include both planning the project and monitoring the project through actual construction. The chapter discussion together with the simulation will enable users of this text to develop the skills needed to effectively manage construction projects.

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