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Programming and Scheduling Techniques

1st Edition

By Thomas Uher, Adam S. Zantis


286 pages | 119 B/W Illus.

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Planning is an important management function and its effective execution is crucial to ensure the success of any project. This second edition of Thomas Uher’s and Adam Zantis' textbook maintains its focus on operational rather than strategic aspects of programming and scheduling of projects, providing the reader with the practical planning skills needed to be successful.

Unlike most other textbooks that largely focus on the critical path method, Programming and Scheduling Techniques includes a comprehensive review of a range of practices used around the world. Topics covered in this thoroughly revised edition include:

  • deterministic scheduling techniques including the bar chart, the critical path method, the critical chain method, the multiple activity chart and the line of balance
  • a comparison of the critical path and critical chain scheduling techniques
  • options for computer-based scheduling
  • stochastic scheduling techniques including the critical path method based on Monte Carlo simulation and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • risk in scheduling
  • work study.

By covering a broad range of scheduling techniques this book is suitable for those planning projects in any industry, particularly in interdisciplinary or international contexts.

Written for students studying undergraduate and postgraduate architecture, building, construction/project management, quantity surveying, property development and civil engineering programs.

Table of Contents

1.The Concept of Planning 2. Bar Charts 3. The Critical Path Method 4. Resource Management 5. Overlapping Network Models 6. Project Control 7. Critical Path Scheduling by Computer 8. Critical Chain Scheduling 9. Multiple Activity Charts 10. Line of Balance Technique 11. Work Study 12. Risk and Scheduling 13. The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

About the Authors

Thomas E. Uher was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales between 1978 and 2009. He presently works as a consultant on project management, contract administration and partnering, and as an Adjudicator of payment claim disputes under the NSW, Queensland and Victorian Security of Payment Acts. He is author of over 100 journal articles and 3 books.

Adam S. Zantis has been working as a project planner and manager in the construction industry for the past seven years. Adam's expertise in planning and scheduling has been recognised by the University of New South Wales, where he currently lectures.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General