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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

Managing International Construction Projects

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

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

Building Information Modeling Planning And Managing Construction Projects With 4d Cad And Simulations Mcgraw Hill Construction Series

Author : Willem Kymmell
ISBN : 9780071595452
Genre : Architecture
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The automotive and aerospace industries have used information modeling techniques for years and now major construction companies are embracing BIM CD-ROM includes software evaluations, links, case studies, exercises, and more

Quality Management In Construction Projects

Author : Abdul Razzak Rumane
ISBN : 1439838720
Genre : Business & Economics
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Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate. Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional: Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing Plan for major activities during construction process Create design review checklists Anticipate costs involved with quality Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected Develop ways to assess your quality efforts In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000 This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry. Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

Management Of Construction Projects

Author : Brian Cooke
ISBN : 9781118555163
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Construction Management is a wide ranging discipline, but ultimately it is a demanding, hands-on discipline concerned with the management of people, plant and materials, all mobilised to complete a building project safely, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction. Management of Construction Projects is a highly illustrated series of case studies based on seven live construction management projects, demonstrating the very practical nature of managing projects. The detailed case studies cover a variety of construction projects, varying in value from £1million to £117 million, including a major inner city office block, a portal framed factory unit, a university refurbishment project, a superstore & car park and a new school building. The case studies emphasise detailed on site management procedures and identify a predominantly functional approach to managing projects. A number of related chapters covering practical and theoretical aspects of construction management support and illustrate the individual case studies. With a strong emphasis on the practical nature of the subject, Management of Construction Projects is an ideal introduction to the subject for all students on construction and related degree and diploma programmes. It will be of particular interest to students preparing for the CIOB EPA programme and the new NVQ courses at level 4 and 5 in construction management.

Project Management In Construction

Author : Anthony Walker
ISBN : 9781118500408
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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How To Win And Manage Construction Projects

Author : A.L.M. Ameer, MRICS, AAIQS, ACIArb
ISBN : 9781481785259
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book shall be of immense use for young Engineers who may wish to have interesting and rewarding careers as Cost Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Technical Auditor in the Construction Industry. It is mostly directed at Engineering professionals, can also be useful to have insight of the construction industry for small and medium size Contractors and individual clients who intend to build up their own villas. I also feel that it would be of immense help to young Engineers who seek careers in the construction industry, particularly in China, India, Middle East where Cost Engineering has not developed like say countries such as United Kingdom & Australia where many university offer degree Courses in Quantity Surveying and related fields. There is another professional case to publish this book. The Author has to make explanation/substantiations for two issues given below. a) Once the Author made a presentation on the topic “Construction as an Option to international Investors ( published in Building Economics-AIQS Dec.2011) and made a statement that in such cases the Quantity Surveyors can work as advisors to them and earn in excess of US $ 100,000/= a week. Some Quantity Surveyors were sceptical or couldn’t comprehend and it became joke to them. The chapter on Tender Adjudication and Post- Tender negotiations answers this. b) The author made another point that if someone could do Technical Auditing of a big project that would be enough for his entire life and quoted a Lawyer in Sri Lanka in the 1960’s who did only one case in his whole career. He earned so much that he never sited the Courts for rest of his life. Again, some people were sceptical, couldn’t comprehend. The case studies given under Construction Frauds shall give an indication regarding the possibilities of the amount of savings in Technical Auditing.

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