CPM in Construction Management

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Tried and true CPM scheduling streamliner. Now in its 5th edition, this must-have resource for using Critical Path Method shows you exactly how to build speed, accuracy, and flexibility into construction project scheduling. CPM in Construction Management by award-winning author James J. O'Brien provides in-depth coverage of Primavera's CPM software which dominates the industry. Brand new CPM software accompanies new example cases that bring you up-to-date with today's construction situations. This complete package helps you run a tight construction ship with all you need to know about: event time computations; procurement; preconstruction; monitoring project progress; cost control; equipment and workforce planning; precedents networks; CPM in claims and litigations; and DOZENS of other CPM factors.

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PICK UP THE PACE WITH CPM--ACHIEVE SPEED ... ACCURACY... FLEXIBILITY IN PROJECT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Widely utilized for its much-coveted ability to bring a network approach to scheduling, Critical Path Management (CPM) has become a powerful catalyst for fail-safe construction project design and management. And when it comes to applying CPM to day-in, day-out construction situations, this is the one guide you'll want to have.

Written by the vice chair of the celebrated construction management firm that renovated San Francisco's cable car system and redeveloped New York's JFK Airport, and coauthored by one of America's leading construction scheduling experts, the Fifth Edition of CPM in Construction Management arms you with more glitch-busting tools than ever for smooth handling of complex jobs.

This highly informative, highly useful book shows you how CPM:
* Works--and how to make it work for you
* Serves as the analytical tool of choice for the 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 you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reduction
* Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge
* Explains how to fully and properly utilize the power of leading scheduling software such as Primavera(tm)

With case studies of major construction projects around the world and a "John Doe" example project that's followed throughout, this book goes a long way in simplifying your application of CPM. From cutting project time up to 40 percent, to advanced gains from computer programs... from assessing critical deliveries, to courtroom evidentiary value... this updated classic is the construction tool that makes everything around you work better, faster, and more economically.

About the Author:

James O'Brien is chairman of the board of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., the construction management firm that handled the renovation of San Francisco's cable car system. He is the program manager for the redevelopment of JFK International Airport. Mr. O'Brien is also the author or editor of many other books, including Contractor's Management Handbook, Second Edition, Construction Management: A Professional Approach, Value Analysis in Design and Construction, and Scheduling Handbook. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Project Management Institute.

Fredric L. Plotnick is CEO and principal consultant of Engineering & Property Management Consultants, Inc. Mr. Plotnick has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is also an attorney and member of the Bar of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. Mr. Plotnick is an adjunct professor of the departments of Civil Engineering, Engineering Management and Construction Management of Drexel University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, past Construction Group Chair of the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and member of the American Association of Cost Engineers.

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