CE1451 – CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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UNIT I THE OWNER'S PERSPECTIVE 9
Introduction – The project life cycle – Major types of construction – Selection of
professional services – Construction contractors – Financing of constructed facilities –
Legal and regulatory requirements –The changing environment of the construction
industry –The role project managers.
UNIT II ORGANIZING FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT 9
What is project management? – Trends in modern management – Strategic planning and
project programming – Effects of project risks on organization – Organization of project
participants –Traditional designer – Constructor sequence – Professional construction
management – Owner– Builder – Operation – Turnkey operation – Leadership and
motivation for the project team – Interpersonal behavior in project organization –
Perceptions of owners and contractors.
UNIT III THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS 9
Design and construction as an integrated system – Innovation and technological
feasibility –Innovation and technological feasibility – Design methodology – Functional
design – Physical structures – Geo-technical engineering investigation – Construction site
environment – Value engineering – Construction planning – Industrialized construction
and prefabrication – Computer – Aided engineering.
UNIT IV LABOUR, MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION 9
Historical perspective – Labor productivity – Factors affecting job – Site productivity –
Labor relations in construction – Problems in collective bargaining – Materials
management – Materials procurement and delivery – Inventory control – Tradeoffs of
cost in material management – Construction equipment – Choice of equipment and
standard production rates – Construction processes queues and resource bottlenecks
UNIT V COST ESTIMATION 9
Costs associated with construction facilities – Approaches to cost estimation – Type of
construction cost estimates – Effects of scale on construction cost – Unit cost – Method of
estimation – Methods for allocation of joint costs – Historical cost data – Cost indices –
Applications of cost indices to estimating – Estimate based on engineers list of quantities
–Allocation of construction costs over time – Computer aided cost estimation –
Estimation of operating costs.
1. Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au., “Project Management for Construction –
Fundamental Concepts for owners Engineers, Architects and Builders”, Prentice
2. Chitkara, K.K., “Construction Project Management Planning, Scheduling and
Control”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., 1998.
1. Choudhury, S., “Project Management”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., 1988.
2. Ludwig, E.E., “Applied project Engineering and Management”, Gulf Publishing
3. Harold Kerzner., “Project Mangement - A systems Approach to Planning
Scheduling and Controlling”, CBS Publishers and Distributors, 1988.
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