HC-Lecture40-Scheduling

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Heavy Construction Heavy Construction Lecture #40 Lecture #40 Scheduling - Gantt Charts - The Critical Path Method L Prieto-Portar 2008
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The object of managing a heavy construction project is to achieve the project’s goals through the planned expenditure of resources, such that, they meet the required, - quality , - cost , and - time , without incurring in unwarranted risk or sacrifice safety . 1. Quality : as defined in the contract documents. Quality awakens high morale from the project manager all the way down to the workers. High quality also means repeat business from past clients and their referrals. 2. Cost : based on the ability to estimate and then to go on to complete the project within the budget submitted to the client. Wise use of money is the most essential ingredient of good management, according to the client. 3. Time : is of the essence; “time is money”. Some owners prefer a shorter construction time than a lower cost estimate, especially when the interest payments are high.
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4. Safety : accidents are extremely costly. They affect the direct cost and time of completion of a project. They also affect the morale. They affect the overhead through the Workman’s Compensation Modifier Rates, and may prevent the contractor from performing future projects. Good safety supervision lowers the construction costs. 5. Risk : must be controlled and minimized. Construction bids are inherently risky and most contractors are out of business within their first year. Estimates and schedules must be done honestly and carefully, since the decision to proceed is based on their results.
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The Four Phases of Scheduling: 1 st Phase: Planning. The management team plans the execution of the project, through a
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