Friday, January 20, 2012

NAHB: Updated Publication Helps Builders Develop Powerful, Well-Organized Schedules

A detailed, well-planned schedule is a builder’s best tool. Without one, a building project can end up in disarray and over budget. In Scheduling for Home Builders with Microsoft® Project, Third Edition, the latest release from BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), builders will benefit from expert advice on how to master this powerful scheduling program.

Written as an easy step-by-step guide to help builders navigate the scheduling process, the book demonstrates the methods for keeping projects on schedule and budget while coordinating resources, staff and materials. This updated edition includes a companion web page that offers practice materials and sample schedules to encourage readers to perform the skills presented in each chapter.

“Successful scheduling is a critical component of any home building process,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen, a home builder from Reno, Nev. “This new resource walks builders through the steps and provides them with helpful tips and examples of how to use Microsoft® Project to keep projects running smoothly.”

Authors David Marchman and Tulio Sulbaran, Ph.D. teach builders how to use Microsoft® Project 2010 to:
  • Record and communicate progress
  • Control financial, human and physical resources
  • Record expenditures and analyze cost details
  • Manage cash flow and tasks
  • Create a baseline schedule and updates
 David Marchman is a retired professor of Construction Engineering Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi. Co-author Tulio Sulbaran, Ph.D. teaches estimating, scheduling project management and other construction courses at the School of Construction at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Scheduling for Home Builders with Microsoft® Project, Third Edition is available for purchase at or by calling 800-223-2665. (ISBN 978-0-86718-678-9; Retail $39.95/NAHB Member $35.95).

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