Construction Management

Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470447230
Size: 12,63 MB
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The construction professional has to be a “jack of all trades, and master of all.” This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry. This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule.

Construction Management Strategies

Author: Milan Radosavljevic
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119968488
Size: 14,99 MB
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An authoritative textbook on construction management offering a clear model for understanding theoretical aspects. The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. Construction Management Strategies sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction’s inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed. Construction Management Strategies: Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management. Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole. Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face. Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject. Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers.

Modern Construction Management

Author: Prof. Frank Harris
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118510186
Size: 11,77 MB
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This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for constructionmanagers reflects current best practice, topical industrypreoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamentalsubjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditionalskills, changes over recent decades today demand improvedunderstanding of modern business, production and contractualpractices. The authors have responded accordingly and thebook has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of theolder material and adding new processes now considered essential toachieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, forexample, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management,BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility,training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as asocially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing,manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that isefficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the SeventhEdition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinningproduction management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a lowcarbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health &safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, andemployment issues. Building Information Management: directed towardsthe improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on realand practical situations in construction management and methodswill help to consolidate learning. A companion website at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/MCM7"www.wiley.com/go/MCM7/a offersinvaluable support material for both tutors and students: Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporateresponsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues toprovide strong coverage of the salient elements required fordeveloping and equipping the modern construction manager with thecompetencies and skills for both technical and business relatedareas.

Residential Construction Management

Author: Joseph A. Griffin
Editor: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270225
Size: 10,17 MB
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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing, readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can't afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real-world case studies. Residential Construction Management provides construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle — initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing — you will more clearly understand the true nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can't afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real world case studies.Key Features ¦ Walks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction management ¦ Offers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current project ¦ Shows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project plan ¦ Offers a downloadable building specification form, change order authorization form, construction schedule, sample budget, construction flowchart, a guide to working with bankers for spec home loans, and much more — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Practical Construction Management

Author: R. H. B. Ranns
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134230761
Size: 19,81 MB
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Filled with practical advice for all aspects of the construction manager's role, this invaluable book fills a need for training in this essential subject, to ensure greater efficiency on site and smoother client-contractor relations. Developed as a handy-reference guide for practitioners and also useful for students, it covers the broad range of responsibilities associated with the role, providing clear guidance and in-depth coverage of the essentials. Topics include financial responsibilities and how to handle them, tender preparation, people management, health and safety, contracts, subcontracting, measurement and quantities, insurance and risk and many more simple and effective methods for turning construction projects into reality.

Becoming A Construction Manager

Author: John J. McKeon
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118122755
Size: 15,90 MB
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The must-have guide for anyone considering a career inconstruction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything aperson needs to know to become a Construction Manager—fromformal education to getting their first job. This practical guideis packed with useful information for anyone considering orbeginning a career in construction management, as well asprofessional construction managers seeking to work in a specificarea. From schedule and cost management to sustainability andtechnology implementation, all of the important career choices areexplained by successful construction managers at top internationalfirms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growingfield Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format,illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varyingspecialties give students and new architects an inside view of thereal-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on wherethe jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource sectionon professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of theConstruction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educationalrequirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stopresource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growingprofession.

Cases In Construction Management

Author: W.J. Slater
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135385378
Size: 12,88 MB
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Written by the country's leading authority on construction management training, this book gives practical examples of construction management problems and how to deal with them.

Construction Management

Author: Jason G Smith
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439809429
Size: 10,60 MB
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A single mistake, whether made during the bidding process or when executing a construction project, can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. Of course, the sooner mistakes are caught, the less costly they become. Based on the authors’ combined experience working on projects large and small, Construction Management: Subcontractor Scopes of Work delineates how project teams can avoid mistakes and run projects more intelligently, effectively, and efficiently. This book’s concentration on the nuts and bolts of a construction project, rather than on basic philosophies and concepts, sets it apart. It focuses not on the mechanics of writing subcontract scopes of work, but on why they are written the way they are. Designed by contractors for contractors, this is not a book of simple checklists describing how to address various issues, but a compilation of practical examples and lessons learned to form a knowledge base that can be applied to any project. This knowledge can be used to prepare bid documents that clearly define the roles of the various subcontractors, ensuring the full scope of the project is covered without redundancy or duplication. Provides invaluable training while minimizing lost productivity! Auxiliary multiple choice tests and answer keys are available for download from the CRC website. Using this feature, executives will spend less time preparing and presenting in-house seminars, employees can study when they want and take the tests at opportune times. With this book and downloadable tests, the productivity lost due to training is reduced tremendously. Disagreements over the scope of work required of a general contractor and/or trade subcontractors that ultimately end in construction disputes plague the construction industry. This book elucidates problematic aspects of construction projects while also providing insight into the different perspectives of the various project team members. It delivers helpful information that prevents gaps in subcontract coverage and scope disagreements and reduces potential construction disputes.

Introduction To Construction Management

Author: Fred Sherratt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131762646X
Size: 12,33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Management in the construction industry is a complex task, with team members often undertaking hazardous work, complying with stacks of regulations and legal requirements, and under the constant threat of plans going awry, however there is no need for all construction management textbooks to be so complicated. Starting with a general overview of the industry, Introduction to Construction Management is the beginner’s guide to key concepts, terms, processes and practices associated with modern construction management in the UK. Supported by diagrams, illustrations and case studies, this book explores construction management from a variety of perspectives, including: Production management Commercial management Quality management Health and Safety management Environmental management Also incorporated are important industry trends including sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and the advent of BIM. This is the most approachable text available for anyone starting to learn about construction management, at HNC/HND, FdSc, or BSc level.