Construction Management

Author: Jason G Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439858489
Format: PDF
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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.

Construction Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Management of Construction Projects

Author: John E. Schaufelberger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315529084
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

Residential Construction Management

Author: Joseph A. Griffin
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270225
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Power Plant Construction Management

Author: Peter G. Hessler
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700294
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the focus on return on investment and new technologies, the power industry today is much different than it was years ago. A unique set of management skills is necessary to supervise construction or retrofitting of a power generation plant, given today's bottom-line emphasis on environment, fuel efficiency, up-to-date technical features, and the industry's loss of experienced craftsmen and supervisory personnel. This book explains the power of economics behind the industry and how to manage the finances of work activities.

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction

Author: David R. Pierce, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118417178
Format: PDF, Docs
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First published in 1988 by RS Means, the new edition of Project Scheduling and Management for Construction has been substantially revised for students enrolled in construction management and civil engineering programs. While retaining its emphasis on developing practical, professional-level scheduling skills, the new edition is a relatable, real-world case study that can be used over the course of a semester. The book also includes classroom elements like exercises, quizzes, skill-building exercises, as well as an instructor's manual including two additional new cases.

Construction management

Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471661733
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful construction manager Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in industry practice, the Third Edition of Halpin's "Construction Management" introduces you to the complex business of developing and constructing a major facility or structure. The book presents a detailed look into the massive industry of construction and the skills needed to be a successful construction manager. You'll learn how to carefully and professionally manage the resources--money, machines, material, and men--necessary to realize any construction project, within a construction environment of contracts, changing weather, varying conditions, and unforeseen events. FeaturesIncludes new information on value engineering, earned value, product delivery systems, and the difference between purchasing construction and purchasing manufactured speculative products.New material in Chapter 6 covers the ideas of scope of work, defining the project, and how to break the project into work packages in the context of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).The Project Scheduling chapter (Chapter 7) uses the concept of work packaging to develop the activities in the network schedules, and opens with a discussion of precedence notation.Web CYCLONE (available on the book's companion site) allows you to simulate construction operations.Covers broad concepts of construction management (e.g. safety, labor relations, company organization, estimation, etc.).Chapters on estimating and cost control and analysis of construction operations provide relevant information for actual practice.Applies the physical systems approach to construction management.Presents the fascinating historical background of construction as a profession and discipline.