Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Planning Techniques I INS449 7 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites Not available

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. SERDAR ULUBEYLİ
Instructors Assist.Prof. SERDAR ULUBEYLİ
Goals Time is a resource that becomes a more important input in all positive sciences as in construction and that should be used effectively. A civil engineer as a professional should learn the required knowledge and skill as well as solution techniques to suitably use this resource in all phases of the construction production process. Throughout this course, it is aimed that concepts, methods, and tools related with a planning and controlling function in which time, resources, and costs are interactively and collectively considered during construction are introduced; and that the required abilities are gained to fulfil the above-mentioned items together with theoretical knowledge on the subjects.
Contents Planning of investments, critical path method (CPM), estimation of activity duration, direct costs of activities, relationships between activities, formation of network and determination of criticial path, calculation of activity floats, estimation of idle times, critical path-bar chart transformation, revision of investment program, MPM method, PERT method, GANTT method and tables, delay factors of investments.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To learn CPM technique
2 To learn duration shortenings

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Learning by writing and teaching items on the board
Assessment Methods Homeworks and exams

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction, concepts Reviewing sources
2 Basic concepts in construction management, The importance of time management in the context of construction management, The relationship of time management and other managerial functions Reviewing sources
3 Planning of investments, GANTT method and tables. Reviewing sources
4 Critical path method (CPM) Reviewing sources
5 Estimation of activity duration Reviewing sources
6 Direct costs of activities Reviewing sources
7 Relationships between activities, formation of network and determination of criticial path Reviewing sources
8 Calculation of activity floats Reviewing sources
9 Mid-term exam Studying sources
10 Estimation of idle times, critical path-bar chart transformation. Reviewing sources
11 Revision of investment program Reviewing sources
12 PERT method Reviewing sources
13 Transformation of CPM and PERT methods to GANT charts Reviewing sources
14 Delay factors of investments Reviewing sources

Textbook Course notes of lecturer
Additional Resources Kerzner, H., Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling & Controlling, NewYork: Van Nostrand Rheinhold, 1989.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 5 70
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Assignments 1 5 5
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 160
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.33
ECTS Credit of the Course 5