man-machine CPM system for decision-making in the construction industry. by Albert C Brooks

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Published by Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois in Urbana .

Written in English

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  • Critical path analysis,
  • Decision making -- Mathematical models.,
  • Construction industry -- Management

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ContributionsLeahy, John P,, Shaffer, L. R,
LC ClassificationsHD69 P7 B76
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Number of Pages105
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Open LibraryOL17318064M

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