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The Construction MBA

All the proven management tools you need to take charge of and operate a profitable and efficient construction firm!

The Construction MBA

Price: $95.00

Product Code: 9780071763257

ISBN: 9780071763257

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Here is an incredibly thorough and complete “crash course” in the executive-level management of a construction firm. It follows a concrete set of essential rules and standard practices that have consistently delivered profits for other contractors.

Written by a veteran industry professional who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, The Construction MBA uses “real world” case examples to show you

  • How to adapt to the new, fast-paced business model of construction contracting while maintaining excellent safety and craftsmanship.
  • How to use strategic planning to set goals and measure progress toward meeting those goals.
  • How to focus like a laser beam on acquiring work that is profitable and well-aligned with your firm’s skills.
  • How to create the best possible organization structure for the optimal use of your human resources.
  • How to read financial reports like an expert and spot problem areas before they become disasters.
  • How to position your firm on the “sweet spot” of the risk-reward curve.


Like the MBA program at Harvard University, this book makes extensive use of actual case studies to put all the theory into practical examples. But unlike the Harvard MBA program, you can easily get through this book in just a few weekends and quickly start cashing in on the insights and know-how you’ve mastered.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The New Business Model

Chapter 2: Corporate Objectives and Strategies

Chapter 3: Work Acquisition

Chapter 4: Operations Management

Chapter 5: Human Resources

Chapter 6: Financial Management

Chapter 7: Technology

Chapter 8: Good Operating Practices

Chapter 9: Summary and Conclusions

Appendix A: Case Studies

Appendix B: Digest of Additional Management Insights

Appendix C: Great Management Books and How They Apply to Construction Contracting

Appendix D: Management Parables

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