Project Management in Construction

Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071781961
Release Date: 2006-08-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

New to this edition: New chapters on Quality Control and Quality Assurance and Successful Commencement; new material on Ethics, Estimating a Project During Design, and Design Build Market: general contracting companies; specialty subcontractors SI units are included for international usage

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures

Author: Andrew Civitello
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071593152
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Smooth the managerial side of running a small- to mid-sized contracting firm with this paperwork slashing, time-saving, business-boosting reference. Readers will find methods, strategies and tactics, forms, checklists, and ready-to-copy letters laid out in a concise easy-to-follow format. The new fourth edition offers 20% more forms and checklists, covers the latest developments in construction management software, along with new material on the Design-Build process. The CD-ROM contains project delivery forms, sample letters, checklists, and more.

Managing the Construction Process

Author: Frederick Gould
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133353983
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: House & Home

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Managing the Construction Process: Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control, Fourth Edition, covers all areas of the Construction Management industry—with a balanced focus on both theory and practicality. Helping students gain a working knowledge of the whole Building Industry, this text provides the technical skills required to manage a construction project from conception through occupancy. Emphasizing current industry practices, it makes a useful reference for the construction professional.

Conducting Online Surveys

Author: Valerie M. Sue
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412992251
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

This book addresses the needs of researchers who want to conduct surveys online. Issues discussed include sampling from online populations, developing online and mobile questionnaires, and administering electronic surveys, are unique to digital surveys. Others, like creating reliable and valid survey questions, data analysis strategies, and writing the survey report, are common to all survey environments. This single resource captures the particulars of conducting digital surveys from start to finish.

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

Author: Rosemary Kilmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118944363
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Genre: Architecture

A complete guide to preparing construction documentation from a design perspective Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors has become a must-have guide for students of interior design. It covers the essentials of traditional and computer-aided drafting with a uniquely design-oriented perspective. No other text provides this kind of attention to detail. Inside, you'll find specialty drawings, a sensitivity to aesthetic concerns, and real-world guidance from leaders in the field of interior design. Updated content is presented here in a highly visual format, making it easy to learn the basics of drawing for each phase of the design process. This new Third Edition includes access to a full suite of online resources. Students and designers studying for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) will especially appreciate these new materials. This revision also keeps pace with evolving construction standards and design conventions. Two new chapters, 'Concept Development and the Design Process' and 'Structural Systems for Buildings,' along with expanded coverage of building information modeling (BIM), address the latest design trends. Includes online access to all-new resources for students and instructors Provides real-world perspective using countless example drawings and photos Focuses on interior design-specific aspects of construction documentation Serves as a perfect reference for the contract documents section of the NCIDQ exam Written by designers, for designers, Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors remains a standout choice for the fields of interior design, technical drawing, and construction documentation. From schematics through to working drawings, learn to communicate your vision every step of the way.

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.

ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam

Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI
ISBN: 9781591265153
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Architecture

Comprehensive Architect Registration Exam 5.0 Coverage The ARE 5 Review Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Architect Registration Exam 5.0 (ARE 5.0). All six exam divisions are covered with thorough explanations for each of the division’s sections. Over 150 example problems demonstrate how to apply key architectural concepts, codes, and standards. Cross references to more than 100 tables and nearly 400 figures will point you to additional support material when you need it. The extensive index contains thousands of entries so you can prepare for the exam by easily finding division sections and concepts. This book features • thorough coverage of all divisions and their sections • over 150 clarifying examples • industry-standard terminology and nomenclature • exam advice, tips, and strategies After you pass your exam, the ARE 5 Review Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your architectural career.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution India South Asia Edition

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471142093
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The Four Disciplines of Executionis about a simple, proven formula for reaching the goals you want to reach as a business or individual. In Covey's experience, the thing that most undermines the ability to execute goals is what he calls the Whirlwind: those urgent tasks that must be done simply to keep an organization alive. As Covey shows, the only way to execute new, important goals is to separate those goals from the Whirlwind. The Four Disciplines allow leaders to create a strategy that requires a change in behaviour, since only by ensuring that everyone on the team understands the goal, knows what to do to reach it and knows whether progress is being made, will a leader produce consistent breakthrough results while sustaining the urgent work of the Whirlwind. The Four Disciplines of Executionare:1. Focus on the Wildly Important; 2. Act on the Lead Measures; 3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; 4. Create a Cadence of Accountability. For more than a decade FranklinCovey has been studying what it takes to achieve important goals, and in this book they share success stories from a wide range of companies that have implemented the Four Disciplines to result in greater profits, increased market share and improved customer satisfaction. This way of thinking is essential to any company that wants to not only weather, but thrive in this economy. This edition is specifically adapted for the South Asia market by Rajan Kaicker, CEO of FranklinCovey India, featuring anecdotes and advice to reflect this emerging market.

Applying UML and Patterns

Author: Craig Larman
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0130925691
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

An update to the bestselling UML classic, this title has been revised to cover the unified process and Rational Software's processes. Larman also shows developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments in object-oriented analysis and design.

Managing Information Systems

Author: Kenneth C. Laudon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134639956
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For undergraduate and graduate Management Information Systems courses. An in-depth exploration of how businesses successfully manage information In its Fifteenth Edition , Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm continues to define courses in Management Information Systems. Designed for business school students, the text provides insight into how today's businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies and information system applications, as well their impact on business models and managerial decision-making, Management Information Systems increases student engagement and enhances learning through vivid examples. In this new edition, students will find the most up-to-date, relevant information about information systems used by today’s businesses–capturing students’ attention no matter their industry or vertical of interest. With the help of this text, students will build skills sought after in today’s workplace. Later on, they will be able to understand, participate in, and eventually lead management discussions and drive decisions about their firm’s information systems NOTE: This is a standalone book

The Facility Management Handbook

Author: Kathy O. Roper
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814432167
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Facility management is a multidisciplinary function requiring a deep knowledge of the entire business and physical planning cycle, including the buildings, infrastructure, and people. Technology systems, disaster recovery planning, zoning compliance, furnishings, recycling programs, grounds maintenance--it all falls under the facility management umbrella. The sheer scope of duties requires a far-reaching reference for staying abreast of the latest innovations and best practices. The Facility Management Handbook is that one essential book. Insightful overviews, case studies, and practical guidelines pave the way for successful planning, budgeting, real estate transactions, construction, emergency preparedness, security, operations, maintenance, and more. This thoroughly revised fourth edition examines cutting-edge technologies and includes new information on Building Information Modeling (BIM), contracting and project management methods, FASB and IASB requirements, distributed working, and sustainability reporting. Balancing an in-depth look at the fundamentals with a view toward what the future holds, the book is essential reading for every facility management professional.