CM 290: Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Total Student Learning Hours: 162
Prerequisite: CM 270.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Understand and apply conventional skills, techniques and applications to plan, schedule, and control construction project schedules. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the various construction manager-produced documents including basic scope of work, contracts, notices to proceed, change orders, field directives, requests for information, transmittal, payment applications, bid items, schedule of values, time and material accounts.
  • Create a basic construction schedule using software applications such as MS Project Software.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Precedence Diagraming Method (PDM) and Critical Path Method (CPM).
  • Analyze the principle of Time-Impact-Analysis (What-If Analysis)
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of Resource Loading & Resources Utilization
  • Demonstrate skill in writing basic documents that are produced and managed by a construction manager.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of Resources Leveling – Balancing Workload
  • Demonstrate understanding and the application of project planning (Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and Uniformat II)

Major Course Content

  1. Basics Principles & Fundamentals (Project Life Cycle – Project Phases)
  2. Overview of Planning, Scheduling and Control (Contractual Requirements)
  3. Impact on Project Scheduling Requirements (Owners Vs Contractors Prospective)
  4. Pre-Construction Planning
  5. Schedule Development: Bar Chart Schedules
  6. Schedule Development: Network Schedule Development & Calculations (Precedence Diagramming Method
  7. Reviewing and Analyzing the Schedule (Impact of changes)
  8. Acceleration and Schedule Compression (Overlapping Scheduling)
  9. Scheduling Analysis - Project Imposed Constraints (Accelerations & Compression) Expediting Project Schedule / What-If Scenarios
  10. Scheduling Resources
  11. Resources Allocation
  12. Resources Leveling
  13. Computer Applications (Primavera & Microsoft Projects) - Schedule & Cost Control Presentation (Reporting / Communication)

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Read assigned article on Earned Value (EV) in construction.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Given a specified construction project scope, develop a schedule using Computer Based Applications.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Group Assignments: Develop a basic cost control plan for a given project.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture