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Managing Construction Projects

Author : A. D. Austen
ISBN : 922106476X
Genre : Construction industry
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The principles advocated in this fully illustrated guide are based on internationally accepted processes and procedures. Particular emphasis has been placed on the need for careful planning in the early stages of a project, and the requirements for successful execution at all stages, from briefing through to commissioning, are clearly brought out. The needs of developing countries have received especial attention.

Managing Construction Projects

Author : Graham M. Winch
ISBN : 9781444314694
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Project management is of critical importance in construction, yetits execution poses major challenges. In order to keep a project ontrack, decisions often have to be made before all the necessaryinformation is available. Drawing on a wide range of research, Managing ConstructionProjects proposes new ways of thinking about project managementin construction, exploring the skills required to manageuncertainty and offering techniques for thinking about thechallenges involved. The second edition takes the informationprocessing perspective introduced in the first edition and developsit further. In particular, this approach deepens the reader’sunderstanding of the dynamics in the construction project process– from the value proposition inherent in the project mission,to the functioning asset that generates value for its owners andusers. Managing Construction Projects is a unique andindispensible contribution to the available literature onconstruction project management. It will be of particular benefitto advanced students of construction and construction projectmanagement, as well as contractors and quantity surveyors. Reviews of the First edition: "A massive review of the art and science of the management ofprojects that has the great virtue of being a good read wherever itis touched. It spills the dirt on things that went wrong,elucidates the history so you can understand the industry's currentstance, draws on other countries experience and explains the latestmanagement processes. Throughout it is liberally sprinkled withanecdotes and case histories which amply illustrate the dos anddon't for practitioners wishing to deliver projects on time toexpected quality and price. A valuable book for students andpractitioners alike." —John D Findlay, Director, Stent "This is a valuable source for practitioners and students. Itcovers the A-Z of project management in a confident contemporarymanner, and provides a powerful and much needed conceptualperspective in place of a purely prescriptive approach. Theengaging presentation introduces a range of challenges toestablished thinking about project management, often by makingcomparisons between practices in the UK and those of othercountries." —Peter Lansley, Professor of Construction Management,University of Reading "A refreshing and unique study of information management and itsimpact upon international construction project management.... Thebook is well presented and written, logical and succinct and isflexible enough to allow readers to either read from start tofinish or to dip into selected chapters. This book deserves to bean established text for any construction or civil engineering under- and/or postgraduate course." —CNBR, 25th November 2003 "Generous use is made of anecdotes andc case historiesthroughout to support the theory. the book illustrates the mistakesmade by others, and the means to deliver projects on time and tocost." —Building Services Journal, April 2004

Project Management In Construction

Author : Anthony Walker
ISBN : 9781118500408
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Managing International Construction Projects

Author : R. H. Neale
ISBN : 9221087514
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Managing Construction Projects

Author : Graham Winch
ISBN : 0632058889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The management of construction projects presents major problems with information - or rather the lack of it. In order to keep a project rolling decisions have to be made before all the necessary information is available. Drawing on a wide range of research to propose new ways of thinking about managing construction projects, this book explores the high grade management skills required to manage uncertainty, and offers improved techniques for thinking about challenging problems. Throughout the book theory is supported by vignettes and each chapter carries a complementary case study. The book will help all construction practitioners who want to extend and develop their ability to manage their projects as a cohesive and integrated whole, and for those students on masters courses who are training in those capabilities. A dedicated page for tutors to download powerpoint presentations to work from has been created. Please click below: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/winch

Quality Tools For Managing Construction Projects

Author : Abdul Razzak Rumane
ISBN : 9781466552159
Genre : Business & Economics
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Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes. Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects not only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle. The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project—evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The author’s systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams who’ve completed tasks.

Management Of Construction Projects

Author : Brian Cooke
ISBN : 9781118555156
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Construction Management is a wide ranging discipline, butultimately it is a demanding, hands-on discipline concerned withthe management of people, plant and materials, all mobilised tocomplete a building project safely, on time, on budget and to theclient’s satisfaction. Management of Construction Projects is a highlyillustrated series of case studies based on seven live constructionmanagement projects, demonstrating the very practical nature ofmanaging projects. The detailed case studies cover a variety ofconstruction projects, varying in value from £1million to£117 million, including a major inner city office block, aportal framed factory unit, a university refurbishment project, asuperstore & car park and a new school building. The casestudies emphasise detailed on site management procedures andidentify a predominantly functional approach to managing projects.A number of related chapters covering practical and theoreticalaspects of construction management support and illustrate theindividual case studies. With a strong emphasis on the practical nature of the subject,Management of Construction Projects is an ideal introductionto the subject for all students on construction and related degreeand diploma programmes. It will be of particular interest tostudents preparing for the CIOB EPA programme and the new NVQcourses at level 4 and 5 in construction management.

Project Management In Construction Sixth Edition

Author : Sidney Levy
ISBN : 9780071753098
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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PROVEN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODS Fully revised to cover the most current contract information and green building guidelines, Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition provides project managers and general contractors with the skills necessary to run every phase of a construction job. This practical guide discusses estimating, purchasing, contract administration, team management, quality control and quality assurance, safety, and other topics essential to completing a project on time and within budget. Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition features: A new chapter on ConsensusDOCS, AIA Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean Construction contract documents Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Green Format Specifications and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2009 Certification System Updated construction industry statistics and trends Current safety data from OSHA The latest court decisions on key construction topics COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES: Introduction to the Construction Industry * Start of the Construction Process * General Conditions to the Construction Contract * Bonds and Insurance * Organizing the Project Team * Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Start * Estimating * Buying Out the Job * Change Orders * Quality Control and Quality Assurance * Project Documentation * Claims, Disputes, Arbitration, and Mediation * Safety in Construction * Design-Build * Sustainability and Green Buildings * Interoperability and Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Construction Project Management

Author : K. K. Chitkara
ISBN : 0074620622
Genre : Construction industry
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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.

Management Of Construction Projects

Author : John E. Schaufelberger
ISBN : 9781315529080
Genre : Architecture
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Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

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