Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management presents a general mathematical formula for the scheduling of construction projects. Using this formula, repetitive and non-repetitive tasks, work continuity considerations, multiple-crew strategies, and the effects of varying job conditions on the performance of a crew can be modelled. This book presents an entirely new approach to the construction scheduling problem. It provides a practical methodology which will be of great benefit to all those involved in construction scheduling and cost optimization, including construction engineers, highway engineers, transportation engineers, contractors and architects. It will also be useful for researchers, and graduates on courses in construction scheduling and planning.
Table of Contents
1. Review of Construction Scheduling and Management Methods. 2. Neural Dynamics Model of Adeli and Park and its Application to Engineering Design. 3. A General Mathematical Formulation for Scheduling of Construction Projects with Construction Cost Optimization. 4. Solution of Construction Scheduling and Cost Optimization with Neural Dynamics. 5. An Object-Oriented Information Model for Construction Project Management. 6. CONSCOM: An Object-Orient Construction Scheduling and Change Management System. 7. Integrated Management Environment and User Interface. 8. Regularization Neural Network for Construction Cost Estimation. References. Appendix Nomenclature.
Hojjat Adeli is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodtic Science and Director of Knowledge Engineering Lab at The Ohio State University. He is a leading, world-renowned researcher and inventor and author of 340 research publications including nine highly acclaimed and pioneering books in the general field of computer-aided engineering (CAE). His ground-breaking research has appeared in 54 different scholarly journals covering many disciplines and had a profound impact on the direction of CAE research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two prestigious journals Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours. In 1998, he was awarded the University Distinguished Scholar Award by The Ohio State University.
'Here is a practical guide for those involved in the construction industry, including engineers, contractors, and project managers.'- Business Review May-June 2002