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Course Detail

Course Name Construction Management
Course Code 15CVL401
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Seven
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


  • 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.

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