Construction Scheduling and Cost Control

Construction Scheduling and Cost Control
Planning, scheduling, and monitoring construction projects, including development of critical path networks (CPM and PERT), Gannt bar charts, construction cost control, and reporting practices.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCFM 311
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining CFM 412
Course Outcomes


Ability to schedule and control residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, or engineering projects.

Critical Path Scheduling

Understand the critical path method of scheduling.

Create Correct Documents

Ability to create check sheets; linear or line of balance schedules; bar charts; short interval schedules; critical path networks.


Ability to identify types of float, and the use of float to manage projects.

Manpower & Cost Loading

Ability to correlate manpower and cost loading to schedule.

S Curves & Histograms

Ability to control and accurately report project progress using progress S curves and histograms.


Ability to use computers in scheduling construction projects.


Understand ethical issues relating to construction scheduling.


Assessment of the above stated learning outcomes will be performed through instructor analysis of exams, quizzes, assignments, student feedback, and course evaluations.