CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition

by: James J. O'Brien, P.E., PMP, CVS, Fredric L. Plotnick, Ph.D., Esq., P.E.


Abstract: Advance your construction projects with CPM and this fully updated guide. Plan, 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
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Title: CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016, 2010, 2006, 1999, 1993, 1984, 1971, 1965 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259587276

Authors:

James J. O'Brien, P.E., PMP, CVS is the former vice chair of the board of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., the construction management firm that handled projects as diverse as the renovation of San Francisco's cable car system, the scheduling/prudence auditing of six nuclear electric power plants, and program management for the redevelopment of JFK International Airport. Mr. O'Brien is the author or editor of many other books, including Contractor's Management Handbook, 2d ed.; Construction Management: A Professional Approach; Value Analysis in Design and Construction; Scheduling Handbook; and Construction Change Orders, all published by McGraw-Hill. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and many other states. Mr. O'Brien is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Project Management Institute, the Construction Management Association of America, and the Society of American Value Engineers International. He is also an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International. Mr. O'Brien is a charter member and a vice president of the PMI College of Scheduling.

Fredric L. Plotnick, Ph.D., Esq., P.E. is CEO and principal consultant of Engineering & Property Management Consultants, Inc., handling the scheduling needs for projects from highways to railways, water treatment facilities to coal- and nuclear-fueled power plants, sports stadiums to airports. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, and Maryland, and an attorney admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author also of Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers & Architects. Dr. Plotnick has been an adjunct professor of engineering at Drexel University since 1979 and at Temple University since 2009; he also taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and an active member of the state society, as well as of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction. Dr. Plotnick was a charter member and a vice president of the PMI College of Scheduling. In 2010, he created—and now annually hosts—the Construction CPM Conference.

Description: Advance your construction projects with CPM and this fully updated guide. Plan, 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