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CO 360 Critical Path Analysis
Wolfe, Kristy L.


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CourseCO 360 Critical Path Analysis WO
SemesterU1OO2005
FacultyWolfe, Kristy L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor of Science in Construction Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Daytime Phone(573)337-1667
E-Mailkristy.wolfe@park.edu
wolfek@umr.edu
Semester DatesJune 6, 2005 - July 31, 2005
Class Days-----F-
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
PerquisitesCO 235
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
O'Brien, James J./Plotnick, Fredric L. (1999).  CPM in Construction Management (Fifth Edition).  McGraw-Hill Publishers.


Course Description:
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:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, exams, and a project to determine student understanding of the material.

Learning Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
(1)  Understand the use of CPM for scheduling projects.
(2)  Display projects by the use of network diagrams that depict the sequence and interrelationship of all components of that project.
(3)  Manipulation of the network to determine the best overall program.
(4)  Comparison of CPM with PERT and Gantt Charts.

Grading:
The final grade will be based on the following breakdown
Class Participation              5%
Homework                         15%
Quizzes                          20%
Project (Including Presentation) 20%
Mid-Term                         20%
Final                            20%
TOTAL                           100%  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted unless coordinated ahead of time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be professional and complete work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION/DATE   SUBJECT                    ASSIGNMENT

Week 1/June 10 Introduction               Chapters 1-4
              Course Overview            Homework(HW)#1  
                                              Assigned
              Network Construction       Assign Project
              Basics of CPM

Week 2/June 17 Calculating Event Times    Chapters 5-7
              Calculating Activity Times Turn-In HW #1
              Computers and CPM          HW #2 Assigned
     

Week 3/June 24 Additional CPM Tools       Chapters 8-10,12
              Precedence Network         QUIZ #2
              Precedence Diagramming     Turn-in HW #2
                                         HW #3 Assigned

Week 4/July 1  Mid-Term                   Computer Time
                                         Turn-in HW #3

Week 5/July 8  Procurement                Chapters 13-16
              Preparing a CPM            QUIZ #3

Week 6/July 15 Procurement                Chapters 13-16
              Preparing a CPM            QUIZ #4
                                         HW #4 Assigned

Week 7/July 22 Monitoring Proj Progress   Chapters 17, 18
                                             21, & 22
              CPM and Cost Control       QUIZ #4
                                         Turn-in HW #4

Week 8/July 29 Project Presentations
              Final Exam (Weeks 5-7)

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
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