Construction Management JumpStart

Author: Barbara J. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470768082
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Computers

Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

Construction Management JumpStart

Author: Barbara J. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470113146
Release Date: 2006-09-18
Genre: Computers

Launch Your Construction Management Career—Quickly and Effectively Written by an experienced construction management specialist, Construction Management JumpStart provides all the core information you need, whether you're considering a new career or expanding your responsibilities: Understanding the functions of construction management Understanding the design and construction process Working with contracts documents Estimating project costs Administering contracts Managing the job site Creating and maintaining a project schedule Measuring project performance Controlling quality Ensuring project safety

Construction Project Management

Author: S. Keoki Sears
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118745052
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"Guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling"--

Construction Management

Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119256809
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Revised edition of: Construction management / Daniel W. Halpin, Bolivar A. Senior. 2011.

Modern Construction Management

Author: Frank Harris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118510186
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, 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 a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable 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 corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

Construction Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Construction Contracting

Author: Richard H. Clough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119019978
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

Becoming a Construction Manager

Author: John J. McKeon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118122754
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager—from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growing field Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format, illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varying specialties give students and new architects an inside view of the real-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on where the jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource section on professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.

Project Management JumpStart

Author: Kim Heldman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119472285
Release Date: 2018-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

An informative introduction for those considering a career in project management Project Management JumpStart offers a clear, practical introduction to the complex world of project management, with an entertaining approach based on real-world application. Fully revised to align with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge –PMBOK Guide©, 6th edition, this book provides an overview of the field followed by an exploration of current best practices. The practical focus facilitates retention by directly linking critical concepts to your everyday work, while the close adherence to PMBOK guidelines makes this book the perfect starting point for those considering certification to earn either PMP or CompTIA Project+ credentials. Project management is a top-five, in-demand skill in today’s workplace, and the demand has spread far beyond IT to encompass nearly every industry; any organization that produces goods or services, whether for profit or not, has a vested interest in ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client—this is the heart of the project management function. Let Kim Heldman, bestselling author of PMP Study Guide and CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, walk you through the basic principles and practices to help you build a strong foundation for further training. Understand current project management methods and practices Explore project management from a practical perspective Delve into illustrative examples that clarify complex issues Test your understanding with challenging study questions Trillions of dollars are invested in various projects around the world each year, and companies have learned that investing in qualified project management professionals pays off in every aspect of the operation. If you’re considering a career in project management, Project Management JumpStart provides an excellent introduction to the field and clear direction for your next steps.

Introduction to Construction Management

Author: Fred Sherratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317626466
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Author: William P. Spence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305086272
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book's logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today's construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Real Life

Author: Jamil Soucar
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781480941397
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Real Life By: Jamil Soucar Have you ever experienced discrepancies between the concepts you read in textbooks and their real-life application? In order to successfully enter the field of construction management, one must incorporate both theoretical concepts and practical experiences. This book does just that. The book combines theoretical principles with real-life insight, offering a practical guide of best practices to be a successful construction manager. This book is a complete manual taking you through all phases of a project, from its inception, to design, to completion of construction. It will cover all the challenges you will face as a construction manager, whether you are working as an owner’s representative, for a contractor, for an architect, or for an owner. This book is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, and will benefit anyone, from a new construction manager to a seasoned professional.

Construction Management

Author: Paul Netscher
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1975934342
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Construction industry

Essential reading for project owners and project managers. The author of several well regarded construction management books once again shares useful practical construction management information. Filled with invaluable tips, insights, examples and advice, this easy to read book takes you from project inception, where the project scope, size and location are decided. To planning, budgeting, appointing the project team, investigations, the design process, selecting the right contractor, dealing with project risks, preliminary work, dealing with project stakeholders, managing the construction process, and finally, commissioning and project completion. Chapters also cover project scheduling, financial aspects and contractual arrangements. You will be equipped with a comprehensive checklist to monitor each phase of your project. Whether you are seasoned project manager, maybe just starting in the construction management professions, perhaps launching a new project as a veteran property developer, or an owner contemplating a new project, or simply planning to build a new home, or preparing to renovate and extend your house, you will find this book filled with valuable information to help you plan, monitor and manage each project phase to ensure your project is a success. Get your copy of this indispensable guide; Construction Management: From Project Concept to Completion. Ensure the success of your next project. The author's previous books have been favourably received by those new to the construction industry as well as seasoned professionals. Reviews include: "this is the best book on project management I have read" and "this book is fun to read and full of examples of what to be aware of with project management."

Construction Project Manager s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317533597
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Construction project management requires a broad range of knowledge, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This practical no–nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.