CPM in Construction Management 8th Edition
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CPM in Construction Management
8th Edition

James J. O'Brien
Fredric L. Plotnick

Link to Author's website

Link to website of
Construction CPM Conference


The John Doe Project used as a teaching tool throughout the text has been entered to a variety of software product files for the use of our readers. Included formats are listed below.
To download, click the desired files.
John Doe files in Open Plan (*.bk3) format
John Doe files in P6 Native (*.xer) format
John Doe files in P3 Compressed (*.PRX) format
DOE0.PRX Pure PDM format
DP00.PRX Mock ADM format
DPAB.PRX Mock ADM format As-Built
JDOE.PRX Abbreivated DP00 for P3 demo disk
John Doe files in P3 Native (*.P3) format
   this link will download a ZIP file of 120 *.P3 files
John Doe files in Microsoft Project(*.mpp) format
John Doe files in Excel (*.xls) format
   this link will download a ZIP file of 5 *.xls files
Bridge Casino files in PRA, P6 and P3 formats
PRA As-Plan Pertmaster As-Plan
PRA As-Built Pertmaster As-Built
P3 As-Plan P3 As-Plan
P3 As-Built P3 As-Built
P6 files P6 As-Plan and As-Built

This eighth edition of CPM in Construction Management will help you
advance your construction projects with CPM and this fully updated guide:

Plan, schedule, and manage construction projects using the critical path method (CPM) and the practical information contained in this thoroughly revised book. Written by two experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition, explains the evolution of CPM and fully covers the latest techniques, standards, and tools. The “John Doe” case study is used throughout to illustrate important functions, including updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation. New guidelines are provided for Oracle, Deltek, Microsoft, and other software. 

This updated, hands-on guide shows how CPM

  • Works—and how to make it work for you

  • Serves as the analytical tool of choice for evaluation, negotiation, resolution,
    and/or litigation of construction claims

  • Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise

  • Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects

  • Saves big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reductions

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