Construction Planning (Engineering Management Series)
Construction Planning is a guide to the use of planning techniques that will be immediately useful to students and those needing a grounding in this specific aspect of project management. The approach is essentially practical using worked examples derived from real projects. Generally the examples used are contractually non-specific making the book of value to both UK and international readers. The style is clear and concise, well-illustrated and uncluttered with academic argument and references. Using both manual and computer methods of analysis the authors explain the basic planning techniques which make up the planner s toolbox. They demonstrate how these techniques can be used for monitoring and controlling the use of resources. There is an explanation of the role of ICT in planning and five useful case studies one of which demonstrates the role planning plays in building information modelling (BIM). The case studies include a low-cost housing project in Indonesia, a dual carriageway trunk road for the Department of Transport, a water pumping station and ancillary works for Anglian Water; and the Farringdon project for Crossrail, currently the largest infrastructure project in Europe. The book will be a key text for those studying construction-related courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.