Construction Health and Safety Management

Author: Alan Griffith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582414426
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Provides knowledge, understanding and guidance to the detailed and complex requirements of health and safety legislation as applied to the construction industry. This book provides the knowledge, understanding and guidance to the CDM regulations that students in particular will need when they start working in the industry. It links in with the CIOB Education Framework at levels 2 and 3.

Construction Management

Author: Alan Griffith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230500218
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Behind the success of any construction project is the effective site management of the works by the principal contracting organisation. Construction Management provides a comprehensive introduction to the key management concepts, principles and practices that contribute to project success. Up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, and packed with examples and case study material, this book is suitable for a range of students including: HNC/D and undergraduates students on building, civil engineering, construction management, quantity surveying, building surveying and architecture courses. It would also be a useful reference for postgraduates and young construction professionals.

Construction Safety Management Systems

Author: Steve Rowlinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134494947
Format: PDF, Docs
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The construction industry has a distressingly poor safety record, whether measured in absolute terms or alongside other industries. The level of construction safety in a country is influenced by factors such as variations in the labour forces, shifting economies, insurance rates, legal ramifications and the stage of technological development. Yet the problem is a world-wide one, and many of the ways of tackling it can be applied across countries. Effective tools include designing, preplanning, training, management commitment and the development of a safety culture. The introduction and operation of effective safety management systems represents a viable way forwards, but these systems are all too rarely implemented. How can this be done? Should we go back to prescriptive legislation? This book considers these questions by drawing together leading-edge research papers from the proceedings of an international conference conducted by a commission (W099) on Safety and Health on Construction Sites of CIB, the international council of building research organisations.

Contemporary Issues in Construction in Developing Countries

Author: George Ofori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136940693
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Economic growth and socio-economic development are particuliarly important for developing countries, and the construction industry plays a central role in driving both of these. Traditionally the issues faced have been assumed to be merely offshoots of those encountered in industrialised nations and are usually discussed only in this context. In addition, research in construction management and economics has generally failed to take proper account of the unique or highly emphasised characteristics of the industries in developing countries, or their economic and social environment. This volume challenges underlying assumptions and focuses on the distinct characteristics of construction in developing countries. In so doing it considers the issues from the perspective of the developing countries themselves to present a strong contemporary picture for researchers. It forms a companion volume to New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries which provides an update on the generic subjects relating to the construction industry in developing countries, and covers new concepts and issues.

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development

Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118378180
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.

Construction Quantity Surveying

Author: Donald Towey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329775
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The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in themanagement of construction projects, although the exact nature ofthe role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional QuantitySurveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's QuantitySurveyor have different roles to play in any construction project,with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to theday-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contractadministration and construction planning, as well as commercial,cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide intoquantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readerswill acquire an understanding of the skills and competenciesrequired by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following abrief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurementmethodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of thechapters discussing commercial and contractual management of aconstruction project, including day-to-day running fromcommencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

Author: Phil Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136080627
Format: PDF, ePub
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This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook is matched to the latest syllabus of the National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health. Within the construction industry the need for specialist health and safety training is high due to the high risks involved. This is reflected in recent legislation such as CDM 2007 and explains the consistent demand for courses and learning materials. The text is easy to read, highly illustrated in full color, and supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets used currently in the industry. Students are supported with end-of-chapter questions, a study skills chapter and specimen assignments including specimen answers. As NEBOSH actively grow their qualifications internationally, demand for this book and it’s sister titles continues to increase overseas. High growth markets are the Middle East, Malaysia, India and China.