CO360 Critical Path Analysis

for S2OO 2009

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CO 360 Critical Path Analysis


S2OO 2009 WO


Dupont, Keith A


Semester Dates

Mar 16 to May 9, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM


CO 235

Credit Hours



CPM in Construction Management
James J. Orien
Fredric  Plotnick

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Course Description:
CO360 Critical Path Analysis: Study of planning and control of a schedule by network techniques including the time cost analysis of CPM scheduling for application on construction projects, job shop scheduling, and related problems. Prerequisite: CO235. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Hope is not a strategy. If you want good results, you need to perform good actions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and use CPM scheduling for a project
  2. Understand the use of CPM with PERT and Gantt Charts
  3. Understand how to crash a schedule
  4. Understand and demonstrate the manipulation of a network
Class Assessment:





Class Project

Final Exam


 Participation  100 pts 
Homework     150 pts            

Quizzes          250 pts
Class Project  150 pts            

Final Exam      350 pts
Total 1000 pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Work not completed at the assigned time may be turned in with appropriate point deductions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All normal FLW class room policies apply and will be enforced.  Cell phones must be in mode that does not disrupt the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Assignment Notes
1 Chapters 1-6  
2 Chapters 7-12 Quiz 1
3 Chapters 13-18 Quiz 2
4 Chapters 19-24 Quiz 3
5 Chapters 25-30 Quiz 4
6 Chapters 30-36 Quiz 5
7 Project Presentation Quiz 6
8 Final Exams Final Exam is cumulative of all previous class assignments

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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