Course Code: 5620434
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA TALAT BİRGÖNÜL
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

Construction industry has a very poor reputation for achieving planned completion dates within estimated cost budgets. In the case of developing countries, delays and frequent changes in plans and specifications are very common. To compensate these adverse consequences, frequent updating of construction projects is essential. In the framework of this course; the theoretical background of Critical Path Method (CPM) and Probabilistic Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) are given and also illustrated with a computer application. Thus, the student is furnished with the theoretical aspects as well as practical solutions of the construction planning process.

Course Content

Economical and juridical basis of construction planning. Methods of planning. Gantt charts, cyclogrammes, networks. (CPM and PERT) Arrow and precedence systems. Resource leveling and time-cost trade-offs. Probabilistic and deterministic networks. Computer applications of construction planning process by using available softwares. Problems encountered during implementation.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be furnished with the basic priciples of construction planning. The practical applications of CPM will be shown via the usage of a planning software. Thus the student is expected to gain knowledge both in theoretical and practical basis.