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Principles of Critical Path Scheduling

Instructor: Douglas Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., FRICS, M.ASCE

This Guided Online Course teaches the fundamentals of critical path method (CPM) and the development of schedules based on the CPM network analysis output.

The course consists of eight prerecorded internet-based lectures, four self-guided practical exercises with on-line non-graded quizzes to furnish immediate feedback to the student regarding their answers to the PE and a final examination. There are three one-hour on-line live interactions periods with the instructor to discuss the PEs and review for the final exam as well for students to get real-time answers for individual.

This course is Gold Seal accredited by the Canadian Construction Association for 3 CEU credits.

Course Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of CPM
  • Learn how to develop schedules based on the CPM network analysis output
  • Learn to apply these principles to typical projects of all types

Who Should Attend?

  • Construction Project Owners
  • Design Consultants
  • Construction Contractors

Course Outline

Week 01:

  • Introduction to Project Scheduling
  • Activity Take-Off
  • Practice Exercise # 1

Week 02:

  • Work Sequencing
  • Practice Exercise # 2
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 1 and 2, questions and discussion

Week 03:

  • Network Programming
  • Network Diagramming
  • Adjusting the Schedule
  • Practice Exercise # 3

Week 04:

  • Resource Loading and Leveling
  • Cost Loading the Schedule
  • Practice Exercise # 4
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 3 and 4, questions and discussion

Week 05:

  • Live Review of Modules 1–4 content, followed by questions and discussion as required

Week 06:

  • The Final Exam: online multiple choice test graded on a pass/fail basis

Course Overview

Duration: 6 Weeks
Starts: Monday 16 July 2018
Begin anytime after start date.
Ends: Friday 24 August 2018
Complete within 2 weeks of end date.
Expected sitting time per week: Up to 2.5 hours
Total video lecture content: 16 hours
Total interactive exercises: 3 hours
Credits: 1.0 CEU/ 10 PDHs

Part of the Construction Engineering Certificate Program

IACET Accredited

Gold Seal Accredited



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