Computer-Based Construction Project Management

Tarek Hegazy  
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November 2013
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For senior-level courses in Construction Project Management, and undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Computer-Aided Construction Management.

This text views basic project management concepts from an information technology perspective. It contains comprehensive coverage of quantitative construction management techniques for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost optimization, cash flow analysis, bidding, and project control. All concepts are presented both manually and on computer applications, with a single case study to clearly demonstrate the evolution of concepts in the successive chapters.


  • Adequate balance between theory and computer applications.
    • Supplies students with a good framework for integrating and tying all concepts together, simulating the practical procedure followed by project managers in real-life concepts. Ex.___
  • A unified case study throughout—Develops and evolves with the concepts in each chapter.
    • Enables students to build up knowledge and apply it on the same project in order to see the impact of various decisions. Ex.___
  • “Tips and Tricks”—Utilizes the simple and powerful features of Excel and project management software (Microsoft Project and Primavera) to improve decisions on projects.
    • Helps students take full advantage of available tools to reach optimum solutions to problems related to efficiently managing construction. Ex.___
  • Coverage of critical chain project management.
    • Introduces students to this newly emerging topic, along with its advantages and disadvantages. Ex.___
  • Advanced topicsArtificial intelligence and other advanced topics with various trends in the project management domain are discussed.
  • Accessible and structured presentation—Explains new concepts in lay person language.
    • Provides students with an easy-to read text with detailed diagrams and screen shots. Ex.___
  • Various solved examples and reference to web resources.
    • Supplements students' educational experience with applications directly related to all aspects of real-life project management—not just pure theoretical aspects. Ex.___
  • Chapter-end manual and computer-based exercises.
    • Offers students the chance to apply learned concepts and test their understanding of chapter material. Ex.___

Table of Contents

 1. Construction Project Initiation.

 2. Information Management Tools.

 3. Planning—Part 1—Network Diagrams.

 4. Planning—Part 2—TIME and COST Estimation.

 5. Critical-Path Analysis for Network Scheduling.

 6. Scheduling of Linear and Repetitive Projects.

 7. Resource Management: Part I—Resource Allocation and Leveling.

 8. Resource Management: Part II—Time-Cost Trade-Off.

 9. Bidding Strategy and Markup Estimation.

10. Project Financing and Schedule Integration.

11. Construction Progress Control.

12. Special Topics.

Appendix A: Web Resources.

Appendix B: New Case Study.

Appendix C: Exercise Projects.

Appendix D: Probability Table for Standard Normal Distribution.

Appendix E: Detailed MasterFormat List.