2101696: PROJECT PLANNING AND
Lecture Note: Chapter 2
Techniques for Project Planning and
Assist.Prof. Vachara Peansupap (Ph.D.)
SEMESTER 1 2008
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
CEM CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT
2101696 Project Planning and Control (2008)
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Chapter 2 Techniques for Project Planning
Assist.Prof.Dr. Vachara Peansupap
Department of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
This chapter focused on basic techniques for project planning. It starts with the
overview of project planning development and basic information required for
planning. Next, it will focus on first three project planning tools, which are bar-chart
(Gantt chart) and network diagram. Then each planning technique is reviewed and
discussed about their benefits and limitations of its use in a construction project.
Finally the chapter will focus on the development of network diagram.
2.1 Overview of project planning development
The development of project planning is known as the important process of project
management. It helps project manager to prepare and explore the detail plan of how to
construct and manage a construction project. Without the suitable plan, project
manager may encounter several problems throughout construction project due to risks
and uncertainty. For example, the construction project in the central city area may be
stopped because the neighborhood accuse about the sound during working overtime.
The results of this may impact on construction time and cost. Thus, the planning of
this construction project should be recognized on limited time for construction at
night time and attempts to solve this problem before starting construction work.
Construction is the complex process that involves with many activities, resource and
people. Therefore, pla