Construction Management JumpStart

Construction Management JumpStart

One of the best definitions that I have come across over the years is from Charles Patrick's book titled Construction Project Planning and Scheduling. According to Patrick, “Construction management (CM) entails the planning, scheduling, ...

Author: Barbara J. Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782143362

Category: Computers

Page: 351

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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
Categories: Computers

101 Case Studies in Construction Management

101 Case Studies in Construction Management

Project labor curve A plot of estimated labor hours or crew size required per month for the duration of the project. Project management Application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the many activities necessary to complete ...

Author: Len Holm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351113618

Category: Architecture

Page: 164

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This book provides 101 real-life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and as a lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters, Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover organization, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety, and close-outs. Other hot topics covered include BIM, sustainability, and lean. Each case is written in straightforward language and designed to test the reader’s independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real-world problem-solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation, and students will need to develop their own opinions of what’s presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution. The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, and to encourage research, writing, and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else. While there is often no "right" answer, the author has provided model solutions to instructors through the online eResource.
Categories: Architecture

The Organization and Management of Construction

The Organization and Management of Construction

Figure 1 helps explain the strength of relationship between factors affecting construction time performance . It expresses two ideas , construction time performance is directly affected by the construction management team's managerial ...

Author: D. A. Langford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419222308

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 359

The proceedings of the CIB W65 Symposium on the Organization and Management of Construction conference are presented here and in the companion volumes as state-of-the-art papers documenting research and innovative practice in the field of construction. The volumes cover four broad themes: business management, project management, risk management, IT development and applications. Each volume is organized to provide easy reference so that the practitioner can speedily extract up to date information and knowledge about the global construction industry. Managing the Construction Enterprise (Volume One): Covers the firm and its business environment, markets and marketing, human resource management strategic planning, and quality management. Managing the Construction Project (Volume Two): focuses upon productivity, procurement, international projects and human issues in relation to management performance of construction organisations. Managing Risk (Volume Two): incorporates discussion of risk away from regulation by government and those safety risks inherent in the construction process. Managing Construction Information (Volume Three, published in conjunction with Construct IT Centre of Excellence): incorporates material on information systems and methods, application of IT to the design and construction processes and how IT theory and applications are best transmitted to students and practitioners. The work represents a collation of wide ranging ideas and theory about construction and how research has contributed to the development of the industry on a global application of research to the problems of the construction industry.
Categories: Architecture

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

1.18 Fixed‐Sum Contract 11 and completion schedule, the management team strives to produce for the owner a project of maximum value within the most economical time frame. Construction management does not include design or construction ...

Author: S. Keoki Sears

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118745052

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 142

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources. Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems. Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Project Management in Construction

Project Management in Construction

Loosemore, M. (1999) Responsibility, power and construction conflict. Construction Management and Economics, 17, 699–709. Loosemore, M. & Tan, C.C. (2000) Occupational stereotypes in the construction industry. Construction Management ...

Author: Anthony Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118500408

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 911

As with all previous editions of Project Management in Construction, this sixth edition focuses on systems theory as the approach suitable for organizing and managing people skilled in the design and completion of construction projects. It discusses the many competing paradigms and alternative perspectives available, for example in relation to differentiation and integration, as well as the emerging study of temporary organizations and its relevance to construction project management. Whilst encompassing the need to develop further theoretical aspects of construction project organization theory, this edition has also enhanced the application of organization studies to practical issues of construction project management. More emphasis has been placed on the added complexity of construction project management by issues surrounding clients and stakeholders, and the control and empowerment of project participants. Additional focus has been placed on sustainability issues as they impinge on construction project management, on reworked views on supply chain management and on developments in partnering, together with clarification of the shifting terms and definitions relating to construction organization structures and their uses.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

Construction Management Contract In the construction management contract , construction manager is appointed by the client at an early stage to provide planning , management and coordination . The owner also appoints the designer and ...

Author: Kumar Neeraj Jha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131732495

Category: Construction industry

Page: 706

View: 260

Construction Project Management deals with different facets of construction management emphasizing the basic concepts that any engineering student is supposed to know. The major principles of project management have been derived through real life case studies from the field. Simplified examples have been used to facilitate better understanding of the concepts before going into the large and complex problems. The book features computer applications (Primavera and MS Project) used to explain planning, scheduling, resource leveling, monitoring and reporting; it is highly illustrated with line dia.
Categories: Construction industry

Project and Construction Management Guidelines

Project and Construction Management Guidelines

Construction Management Oversight on Major Transit Capital Projects, Hearing before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, April 9, 1986. Construction Manual, Office of Direct Federal Programs, FHWA, 1985.

Author: Thomas J. Luglio

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556020254413

Category: Local transit

Page: 328

View: 193

Categories: Local transit

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

A separate feewaspayable to the construction manager. Cluster coordinationwas done byaleadspecialist contractor foreachzone of work such as the ceiling, floor zonesandthe kitchen and canteen area. Theconstruction managerdevelops ...

Author: Peter Fewings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134242580

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 375

View: 605

As increasing demands and higher expectations are placed on project managers a need has arisen for an innovative book to enable managers to take on the ever-changing challenges involved in overseeing whole works and dealing with the conflicting needs of the many people involved in a construction project. Based on the author's observations and extensive experience, this book offers the practitioner or the student reader a new approach to project management in construction and engineering, increasing efficiency and communication at all stages while reducing costs, time and risk. It considers integrated project management, emphasizing the importance of effectively handling external factors in order to best achieve an on-schedule, on-budget result and focuses on good negotiation with clients and skilled team leadership.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Residential Construction Management

Residential Construction Management

Project , manager , job description , 180 organization , 16 plans , 48 preparation , 8 , 48 schedule and status report , 79 , 86 , 87 site plan , 57 superintendent , 16 Promotion of subdivision , 30 Proprietorship , 11 Protective ...

Author: Ernest L. Buckley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031946851

Category: Building

Page: 214

View: 745

Discusses the application of proven principles of business management to the housing industry.
Categories: Building

CPM in Construction Management

CPM in Construction Management

project management with CPM James Jerome O'Brien. - CPM in Construction Management Project Management with CPM JAMES J.

Author: James Jerome O'Brien

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: WISC:89046873709

Category: Construction industry

Page: 321

View: 104

Categories: Construction industry