Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management presents a general mathematical formula for the scheduling of construction projects. Using this formula, repetitive and non-repetitive tasks, work continuity considerations, multiple-crew strategies, and the effects of varying job conditions on the performance of a crew can be modelled. This book presents an entirely new approach to the construction scheduling problem. It provides a practical methodology which will be of great benefit to all those involved in construction scheduling and cost optimization, including construction engineers, highway engineers, transportation engineers, contractors and architects. It will also be useful for researchers, and graduates on courses in construction scheduling and planning.
Table of Contents
1. Review of Construction Scheduling and Management Methods. 2. Neural Dynamics Model of Adeli and Park and its Application to Engineering Design. 3. A General Mathematical Formulation for Scheduling of Construction Projects with Construction Cost Optimization. 4. Solution of Construction Scheduling and Cost Optimization with Neural Dynamics. 5. An Object-Oriented Information Model for Construction Project Management. 6. CONSCOM: An Object-Orient Construction Scheduling and Change Management System. 7. Integrated Management Environment and User Interface. 8. Regularization Neural Network for Construction Cost Estimation. References. Appendix Nomenclature.
'Here is a practical guide for those involved in the construction industry, including engineers, contractors, and project managers.'- Business Review May-June 2002