Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner

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9780137443765: Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner

Designed to add a practical hands-on perspective to the software reference manuals, this text helps students develop a proficiency in construction planning and a working knowledge of Primavera Project Planner. Complete in coverage, it first addresses the development and manual calculation of the construction schedule, then introduces Primavera Project Planner in detail, and concludes with an exploration of project controls and how Primavera Project Planner can be used as a tool in enhancing decision making.
Assumes a basic understanding of how construction projects are estimated, how they are assembled, and a basic understanding of the Windows operating environment.
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Prepares students to develop a proficiency in Primavera Project Planner and construction project controls, and to be able to customize the elements that they need to effectively gauge project performance.
Provides a chapter on estimating that presents and defines terminology and shows the relationship between the estimate and the comprehensive construction plan.
Features chapter-end exercises designed to provide students with "hands-on" experience with applications, the exercises are cumulative and thus enable students to work through a complete project simulation - from planning the project, to monitoring the project, through actual construction.

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"The basics of an otherwise intimidating computer program can be accomplished in an organized, clear manner that uses construction concepts." — Roy E. Evans, Purdue University




"The author does an excellent job of continuing the scheduling process beyond the initial scheduling chart!" — David A. Wahlstrom, University of Houston


From the Back Cover:

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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