COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Construction Project Management
Course Code: 
18SC613
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)

'Construction Project Management' is a course offered in the first semester of M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Introduction to project management processes - Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing processes; Project Integration Management; Project Scope Management; Project Time Management - Activity definition - work breakdown structure, Activity sequencing – scheduling logic, precedence diagramming method, arrow diagramming method, Activity duration estimation, Schedule development and analysis - critical path method, program evaluation and review technique, production curves, Linear scheduling method; line-of-balance method. Duration compression, Resource constrained scheduling. Use of Advanced Scheduling Techniques; Scheduling with Uncertain Durations-Calculations for Monte Carlo Schedule Simulations - Schedule control. Techniques for project monitoring and control, Earned value analysis, Schedule and Cost Performance Index, Cumulative S curves. Project Resource Management - Resource aggregation, Resource leveling – method of moments, Resource allocation; Time-cost Tradeoff; Project Quality management; Contract administration, and Contract close-out. Concepts of Lean Construction & Digitalization in Construction.

  • Construction Project Management Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, Chitkara, K. K., Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi, 2010.
  • Construction Project Management, Kumar Neeraj Jha, Pearson Education, 2011.
  • Project Management for Engineering and Construction, G. D. Oberlender, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  • Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Saleh Mubarak, Wiley Inda Pvt. Ltd., 2013.
  • Project Management in Construction, S. M. Levy, McGraw Hill, New York, 2007.