Modern Construction Management

Author: Prof. 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 constructionmanagers reflects current best practice, topical industrypreoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamentalsubjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditionalskills, changes over recent decades today demand improvedunderstanding of modern business, production and contractualpractices. The authors have responded accordingly and thebook has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of theolder material and adding new processes now considered essential toachieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, forexample, 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 asocially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing,manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that isefficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the SeventhEdition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinningproduction management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a lowcarbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health &safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, andemployment issues. Building Information Management: directed towardsthe improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on realand practical situations in construction management and methodswill help to consolidate learning. A companion website at ahref="" offersinvaluable 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 corporateresponsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues toprovide strong coverage of the salient elements required fordeveloping and equipping the modern construction manager with thecompetencies and skills for both technical and business relatedareas.

Modern Construction Management

Author: Frank Harris
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405133258
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This well established undergraduate textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover the latest practices in PFI/PPP, risk management, supply networks, sustainability, lean construction, KPIs, and value management. Modern Construction Management now addresses in particular the contractor's role - often neglected in other textbooks - and throughout it emphasises essential skills and core topics for career development and progression in construction. Two substantial chapters are devoted to self-learning with problems, worked examples and tutorial exercises and the book's comprehensive, clear and pragmatic approach ensures it retains its position as the core textbook for students of construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying. The material in the book is supported with a comprehensive list of questions and solutions that can be employed as a learning aid. These can be found at

Modern Construction Project Management Second Edition

Author: S.L. Tang
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622095674
Release Date: 2003-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Paul Van Dyke works in many languages and archives to uncover the history of Peark River trade. This two-volume work is likely to be the most definitive reference work on the major trading families of Guangzhou.

Construction Management

Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470447239
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The construction professional has to be a “jack of all trades, and master of all.” This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry. This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule.

Introduction to Construction Management

Author: Fred Sherratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317626473
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 Management

Author: Denny McGeorge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118440674
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The construction industry faces continual challenges anddemands, due to market conditions and coercion by governments, forimprovements in safety, quality and cost control, and in theavoidance of contractual disputes. To meet these challengesconstruction enterprises need to constantly seek new directions andbusiness models in construction management. A number oftools, methods and concepts have been developed and advocated asaids to achieving improved performance, but many in the industryfind them confusing or are sceptical of theirrelevance. The third edition of Construction Management: NewDirectionsbrings together, in a single volume, detaileddiscussion of a range of contemporary management concepts which arerelevant to the construction industry, including strategicmanagement; benchmarking; reengineering; partnering and alliancing;enterprise risk management; total safety management; total qualitymanagement; value management and constructability. It providesa straightforward, accessible and objective account of theseconcepts, showing how they interrelate and can be used to improvethe performance of the construction firm. This research based text will be essential reading for industryleaders and practitioners, as well as researchers, postgraduate andsenior undergraduate students. From a review of previous editions I am in no doubt that this book will quickly become afavourite among students and practitioners alike—Construction Manager

Modern Construction Economics

Author: Gerard de Valence
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134153688
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Architecture

Traditional building economics has primarily been concerned with issues around project appraisal and cost management techniques. On the other hand, modern construction economics has a wider focus with stronger links to mainstream economics, reflecting an increased interest in a range of theoretical issues in construction economics, both at the macro and micro level. In Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application, a variety of approaches are used to present a coherent vision of synthesis between industry economics and project economics. Topics covered include: developing construction economics as idustry economics competition and barriers to entry in construction innovation in construction theory testing in construction management research collusion and corruption in the construction sector. Including contributions from academics in the UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Australia, this is a truly global review of a core issue for the construction industry worldwide. The result is a unique book that will push toward the development of a comprehensive theoretical framework of construction economics. This is a must-read for all serious students of construction economics, and all practitioners looking for a deeper understanding of their industry.

Modern Construction

Author: Lincoln H. Forbes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420063138
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

During the past several decades, the manufacturing and service industries significantly increased their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability through the application of process improvement techniques and information technology. Unfortunately, the construction industry lags far behind in the application of performance improvement and optimization techniques, as well as its overall competitiveness. Written by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, both highly regarded for leadership and innovation, Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices offers cutting-edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. Drs. Forbes and Ahmed focus mainly on lean construction methodologies, such as The Last Planner(R) System, The Lean Project Delivery System (TM), and Integrated Project Delivery(TM). The tools and strategies offered draw on the success of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS) adapted to the construction environment by construction professionals and researchers involved in developing and advocating lean construction methods. The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically while de-emphasizing their self-interest. The authors also reintroduce process improvement approaches such as TQM and Six Sigma as a foundation for the adoption of lean methodologies, and demonstrate how these methods can improve projects in a so-called traditional environment. The book integrates these methods with emerging interest in "green construction" and the use of information technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM), while recognizing the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. Written specifically for professionals in an industry that desperately needs to play catch up, the book delineates cutting-edge approaches with the benefit of successful cases and explains how their deployment can improve construction performance and competitiveness.

Advanced Visualization and Simulation Techniques for Modern Construction Management

ISBN: OCLC:1051406974
Release Date: 2014

Visual simulation has emerged as a key planning tool for an intended built environment because it enables architects, engineers and project managers to visualize the evolution of a construction process before a project starts. The process thus enables efficient construction, reducing time and cost through planning and controlling resources, machines and materials. On the other hand, construction industry has evolved from traditional on-site building to offsite modern methods of construction (MMC). Highly efficient and effective onsite planning and management processes are urgently needed, and this would require implementing visual techniques in MMC to provide a powerful management platform for planning and controlling projects. Development in MMC is important as the technique can enable higher degree of air-tightness in buildings necessary for energy-efficient passive homes and would minimize waste generation, thus contributing to a sustainable development. This project reviews the simulated operational assembly-line process for on-site MMC using visualization techniques. 4D-CAD has been integrated for simulation of construction operation, superimposed to video taken by fix tablets (ipad2). Augmented reality (AR) scenes of project process can be introduced in planning stage to implement decision making for various built environments required. This paper is the first of a series of papers from this study, which provides a review of researches that have been carried out in planning and controlling of construction operation using visualization techniques and to address some issues relating to existing visualization techniques for MMC.

Construction Project Manager s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317533580
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.

Construction Project Management

Author: K. K. Chitkara
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0074620622
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Construction industry

The book approaches the subject of planning with a new perspective. It focuses on time planning, resources planning and planning of control systems. Alive with numerous examples from projects handled by the author, this book describes how to plan construction projects and execute them efficiently with minimum variation in schedules. The book is divided into four parts: Introduction: It covers nature of construction industry, highlights salient features of construction project management and outlines the approach for planning construction projects;Time Planning: It describes the methodology for breaking down project work into activities, developing workpackage networks, integrating these networks into project network plan and scheduling the network plan for finalising calendar-time oriented construction programs; Resources Planning: It includes methodology for planning manpower, construction materials, plant and machinery, and costs. Planning Control System: It deals with organising control system; methodology for controlling resources productivity, costs and time; codifying planning system and computerising planning and control functions.

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

Managing Construction Logistics

Author: Gary Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444390414
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Every major industry except construction uses logistics to improve its bottom line... Poor logistics is costing the construction industry at least £3 billion a year according to a report – ‘Improving Construction Logistics’ – published by the Strategic Forum for Construction. Additional costs arise as a result of operatives waiting for materials, and skilled craftsmen being used for unskilled jobs. Inadequate management of logistics also has an adverse effect on quality, causes delays to projects, and adds to the health and safety risks on site. This practical book highlights the benefits of good logistics as well as the use of consolidation centres on projects. It shows how reduction in transport movements, less money tied up in stock, less waste, and the more efficient use of skilled craftsmen will reduce the cost of projects, reduce construction time, improve quality, reduce risks to health and safety, improve environmental performance and generally improve the image of the industry. The authors offer practical ways of achieving these benefits through integrated project teams and supply chains and the increased adoption of information technology including electronic communications, bar coding, and electronic tagging for tracing products. They also show how specific roles for each part of the industry can help to improve logistics. • Practical, clear and accessible • First book to address logistics in construction • Written by the industry-recognized logistics experts • Tackles issues of key concern: efficient use of labour; sustainability; waste and supply chain management