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Courses - Spring 2020
ENCE
Engineering, Civil Department Site
ENCE423
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Project Planning, Estimating & Scheduling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Learn the fundamentals of project planning, estimating, and scheduling. Understand the concepts of planning; to reduce uncertainty, improve efficiency of the operation, to set and meet objectives, and to provide a basis for monitoring and controlling the work. Be introduced to: the concepts of resource definition, assignment and management, and; the basics of project estimating (pricing) methods including global pricing strategies, types of estimates, pricing processes, overhead and profit, and project financing.Learn the basics of project scheduling including; bar charts, network-based methodologies, and linear scheduling techniques. Emphasis is placed on Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, a network based methodology. Be exposed to the use of scheduling software and will actually develop a CPM schedule for an actual construction project as part of a semester project.