KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Course: CEM 510, Construction Planning and Scheduling
Instructor: Dr. Soliman Almohawis Office: 19/326
or by appointment
Textbook: Harris, R. Precedence and Arrow Networking Techniques for Construction. New York: Wiley,1978.
Description: This course covers Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) as management tools to plan, schedule, and control construction projects. Although both techniques will be covered in this course, CPM will be treated in greater details due to its wider use in construction.
Throughout the course, emphasis will be on the manual solution 'approach. However, computer applications will be covered as much as circumstances allow. See attachment for course syllabus.
Homework problems are due one week from the date they are assigned. Untidy and or late homework will not be accepted. If you have difficulty with any homework problem, please see me during my office hours.
b. Article Presentation:
Each student is required to present orally to the class a relevant and recent journal article (published within the last 3 years). More detailed information will be provided to you on a separate handout. (Download Article Presentation)
c. Group project:
Every group ( students per group) is required to write a short report on the planning and scheduling practices of a local construction contractor. At the end of the semester, each group will make an oral presentation of its findings to the class. As a substitute to the group project, any individual student may submit a review report and make an oral presentation on a relevant PC software. More detailed information regarding this requirement will be provided to you on a separate assignment sheet. (Download Group Project Details , Sample Report, Project Evaluation software and Sample Report Software , Planning & Scheduling)
There will be two midterm and one final exams. The final exam will be comprehensive. Exams cover lectures, textbook, presentations.
Student's performance in this course will be evaluated as the following:
Homework 15 %
Article Presentation 05 %
Participation 05 %
Project 20 %
Midterm Exams (15% each) 30 %
Final Exam 25 %
Please note that WF will be given to students who miss (without acceptable excuses) 6 meetings or more.
CEM 510 (Dr Almohawis)
e. Students Reports: