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Get the knowledge and skills you need in order to be a successful construction manager.
The thoroughly updated 3rd edition of Construction Management reflects the most recent developments in industry practice and introduces all readers to the complex business of constructing and developing a major facility or structure. The book presents a detailed look into the massive industry of construction and the skills that are needed to be a successful construction manager. A wide range of topics are covered, including how to professionally and carefully manage the resources, the machines, material, money and people necessary to realize any construction project, changing weather within a construction environment of contracts, varying conditions, unforeseen events, and much more. 416 pages.
New Features and Additions to this Volume include:
Includes new information on earned value, product delivery systems, value engineering, and the difference between purchasing manufactured and purchasing construction and speculative products.
Web CYCLONE (available on the book's companion site) allows you to simulate construction operations.
New material in Chapter 6 covers the ideas of defining the project, scope of the work, and how to break the project into work packages in the context of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Chapters on estimating and cost control and analysis of construction operations provide relevant information for actual practice.
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.
Applies the physical systems approach to construction management.
Presents the fascinating historical background of construction as a profession and discipline.
Construction Management, 3rd Edition - Table of Contents:
History and Basic Concepts
Preparing the Bid Package
Issues During Construction Phase
Scheduling – PERT Networks and Linear Operations
Project Cash Flow
Construction Operations (online chapter)
Appendix A: Typical Considerations Affecting the Decision to Bid
Appendix B: Performance and Payment Bond Forms
Appendix C: Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor on the
Basis of a Stipulated Price
Appendix D: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor on the
Basis of Cost-Plus