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CO 360 Critical Path Analysis
Wolfe, Kristy L.


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CourseCO 360 Critical Path Analysis
SemesterF2OO2004
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 DatesOctober 25, 2004 - December 19, 2004
Class Days----R--
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.

Course Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to present assigned problems to the rest of the class.  Homework will be collected and graded.  Problems must be legible, well organized and done in a logical, professional manner (no torn edges on paper).  Poorly done homework will receive a much reduced grade.  Students must take all quizzes, the test, and complete the project.  

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/Oct 28 Introduction     Chapters 1-4
Course Overview     Homework (HW) #1  
               Basics of CPM              Assigned
Network Construction
Assign Project

Week 2/Nov 4 Calculating Event Times     Chapters 5-7
Calculating Activity Times  Turn-in HW #1 Computers and CPM           HW #2 Assigned
     

Week 3/Nov 11 Additional CPM Tools Chapters 8-10,12
Precedence Network QUIZ #2
Precedence Diagramming Turn-in HW #2
HW #3 Assigned

Week 4/Nov 18 Mid-Term                Computer Time
       Turn-in HW #3

Week 5/Nov 25   Thanksgiving ~ No class (Make-up Dec 3)


Week 6/Dec 2 Procurement             Chapters 13-16
Preparing a CPM        QUIZ #3

Week 5          Computers and CPM       HW #4 Assigned
Make-up/Dec 3

Week 7/Dec 9 Monitoring Project Progress
               CPM and Cost Control    Chapters 17, 18,
                                            21, and 22
                QUIZ #4
                                       Turn-in HW #4

Week 8/Dec 16 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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