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Skills you will gain

ScheduleLinear Scheduling MethodProgram Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT)Critical Path Method

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

36%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

10 minutes to complete

Introduction to Construction Scheduling

10 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 10 min)
1 hour to complete

Bar (Gantt) Charts

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 28 min)
3 videos
Using Bar (Gantt) Charts8m
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Bar (Gantt) Charts8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on Gantt Chart30m
1 hour to complete

Activity Precedence Diagrams

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 31 min)
3 videos
Recommendations for Building AON Diagrams12m
Examples of Activity Precedence (AON) Diagrams9m
1 hour to complete

Types of Construction Activity Relationships

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min)
5 videos
Types of Relationships between Construction Activities7m
Start to Start Relationships7m
Finish to Finish Relationships4m
Multiple Relationships3m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on Activity Relationships30m
2 hours to complete

Forward and Backward Pass Calculations

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min)
4 videos
Backward Pass Calculations8m
Example 1: Activity On Node Diagram7m
Example 2: AON and Forward/Backward Pass Calculations11m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on Activity Precedence Diagrams, Activity Relationships and Forward/Backward Passes1h
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Critical Path

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min)
6 videos
Critical Path in a Project Schedule10m
Determining the Number of Critical Paths in a Project2m
Imposing Lag Durations in Critical Path12m
Determining Critical Path in a Start to Start Relationship7m
Determining Critical Path in a Finish to Finish Relationship6m
1 practice exercise
Critical Path Method30m
1 hour to complete

Activity Floats

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 45 min)
5 videos
Activity Floats9m
Determining Total Float and Free Float6m
Introduction to the Interfering Float9m
Independent Float9m
1 hour to complete

Understanding Work Dates and Calendar Dates

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min)
3 videos
The Relationship between Calendar Days and Work Days7m
Charting Work Dates and Calendar Dates9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on Floats and Work-Calendar days30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Activity on Arrow

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 72 min)
8 videos
Drawing an Activity on Arrow Diagram6m
Numbering Nodes on a Diagram2m
Practice Drawing Activity on Arrow Diagrams4m
Advanced Activity Diagrams14m
Adding a Key to An Activity on Arrow Diagram17m
Backward Pass Calculations6m
Determining the Duration of a Project8m
2 practice exercises
Quiz on Activity on Arrow30m
Activity Diagram and Critical Path30m
1 hour to complete

Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT) and Range Estimating

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 73 min)
6 videos
Probability of Completing a Project: Normal Distribution5m
PERT Probability Example12m
PERT Example on Completing a Project10m
PERT Calculations: Critical Activities16m
Applying PERT: Range Estimating19m
1 hour to complete

The Role of the Scheduler in Construction Management

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 22 min)
3 videos
Insuring a Project Stays on Track6m
Keeping Accurate Records of Project Progress7m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on PERT and Role of Scheduler30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Linear Construction Operations and Line of Balance

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min)
5 videos
Line of Balance (LOB)9m
LOB Diagram6m
LOB Example: Develop a Schedule12m
Visualizing LOB12m
2 practice exercises
Quiz on Line of Balance30m
Line of Balance Diagram20m
3 hours to complete

Technology Applications for Scheduling

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 138 min)
12 videos
Software Applications Overview9m
MS Project Scheduling Overview13m
MS Project: A Deeper Dive17m
Primavera P6 Overview12m
Primavera P6 Critical Path11m
Primavera P6: Gantt Chart12m
Primavera P6 Importing Activities and Running Schedule9m
Schedule Analysis and Applications9m
Schedule Application: Custom Tools10m
Building Information Management (BIM) Tools14m
Integration of the Model and Schedule Tools9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on Technology Applications30m

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