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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

31.1 INTRODUCTION

Planning is the process of devising of a scheme for doing, making or arranging a project or programme before the commencement of a work. Thus, construction planning is a process requiring the use of intellectual faculties, imagination, foresight and sound judgement to decide in advance as to what is to be done, how and where it is to be done, who will do it and how the results are to be evaluated.

In any project the sequence through which the project is to develop should be decided. The requirement is met in a systematic manner by scheduling or programming. Scheduling considers the main construction activity and also supporting elements such as labour, material, equipment and expenditure. ...

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