COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Construction Management
Course Code: 
15CVL401
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
7
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Construction Management' is a course offered in the seventh semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Construction management environment - Construction activities and sequence. Construction planning - Network scheduling - Bar chart, linked bar chart, workbreakdown structures, activity-on-arrow diagrams - event based networks. Critical path method. PERT network analysis.

Unit 2

Network compression - Time-cost study. Resource management. Introduction to Precedence networks. Construction procedure – contracts – types – bidding process – contract conditions - specifications – quality management principles. Construction safety and Engineering ethics.

Unit 3

Materials management - inventory control. Transportation model and application for distribution of materials. Construction equipment - selection factors - planning of equipment – equipment for excavation, transport, hoisting, piling, and concrete construction. Introduction to project management softwares.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Kumar Neeraj Jha, “Construction Project Management”, Pearson Education, 2011 2
  • R. L. Peurifoy and Schexnayder, “Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Gahlot, P. S. and Dhir, B. M.,“Construction Planning and Management”, New Age International, 2012.
  • Jerome D. Wiest, Ferdinand K. Levy, “A Management guide to PERT / CPM”, PHI Learning, 2009.
  • L. S. Srinath, “PERT and CPM-Principles and Applications”, Affiliated to East West Press, 2001.
  • Shrivastava. U. K., ‘Construction Planning and Management’, Galgothia Publications Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Chitkara, K. K. “Construction Project Management - Planning, Scheduling and Control”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2010.