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CONST-104 - The Construction Process: Planning and Scheduling - Rob Harris

Course:The Construction Process: Planning and Scheduling
Professor:Rob Harris
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello and Welcome! – I’m Robert Harris and I am the instructor for Const 104. I am currently the Principal Engineer for the County of Ventura Maintenance Division. I have been in the Facilities construction and maintenance field for over past 30 years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Public Administration.  


The course entails learning about how to develop project schedules and how to use them. There are various types of charts and they have their pros and cons. Projects ultimately are used to manage construction projects and assist managers with completing them on time and at cost.  

Course Description

Introduces the fundamental concepts used in planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects including software applications. Introduces diagrams, precedence networks, resources, time assignment and computations, the Critical Path Method (CPM), monitoring and updating. 

What to Expect in this Course

Course will cover the following items: 

  • Examine the structure and methodologies used to build project teams and delivery projects in the construction industry.  

  • Evaluate the phases and evolution of a construction project.  

  • Differentiate between the application of planning and the application of scheduling in the construction industry.  

  • Analyze project documents in order to develop a project schedule.  

  • Differentiate between the uses of CPM and PERT methodologies in construction scheduling.  

  • Assess and identify common construction activities and resources needed to complete a construction project.  

  • Calculate activity durations and construct proper activity sequences and relationships based on project logic and constraints.  

  • Identify the pros, cons, and applications of various graphs and charts used in the construction industry. 

  • Construct a simple network schedule for a construction project.  

  • Calculate a complex network schedule and establish the critical path for a construction project.  

  • Assess various project monitoring methodologies and apply them to a construction project. 

  • Construct and present a construction project schedule using scheduling software. 

Types of Assessments

There will be online proctored exams and quizzes; as well as assignments and discussion boards to assess your progress. PowerPoints and videos, as well as reading assignments will be weekly. Should expect to spend 6 to 8 hours weekly on this course.  

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 4th Ed; Saleh Mubarak 

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Last updated: 01/13/2022 Sub#: 1223