Introduction To Construction Management

Author: Fred Sherratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131762646X
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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 Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Introduction To Construction Contract Management

Author: Brian Greenhalgh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317549422
Size: 64.90 MB
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This book is an introduction to construction contract administration and management, covering the delivery and execution stage of a construction project and the various issues which the contract administrator needs to proactively manage. It can therefore be used as a contract administrator’s resource book covering what needs to be done (and why) to keep a construction project on track from a commercial and contractual perspective. It is particularly appropriate for students and new practitioners from varied construction professions and whilst it covers domestic (UK) projects, it will be particularly useful for those studying and working on international projects where terminology, procedures and legal systems may differ from the UK. The content is split into four parts and is subdivided into easy-to-read chapters replicating the timeline of a project during the construction stage: Part A covers initiating the construction stage, project delivery mechanisms, contract administration and health and safety management; Part B covers managing the construction stage, contractor performance and relationship management; Part C covers finalising the construction stage, project completion and close-out; Part D covers claims and disputes. Introduction to Construction Contract Management will be particularly useful for students enrolled on global construction programmes together with international distance learning students and non-cognate graduates starting out on an international career in construction contract administration and quantity surveying.

Introduction To Construction Project Engineering

Author: Giovanni C. Migliaccio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351735225
Size: 75.82 MB
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This new textbook fills an important gap in the existing literature, in that it prepares construction engineering and built environment students for their first experience of the jobsite. This innovative book integrates conceptual and hands-on knowledge of project engineering to introduce students to the construction process and familiarize them with the procedures and activities they need to operate as project engineers during their summer internships and immediately after graduation. The textbook is structured into four sections: Section A: Introductory Concepts Section B: Field Engineering Section C: Office Engineering Section D: Advanced Project Engineering The emphasis on field tasks and case studies, questions, and exercises taken from across civil works and commercial building sectors makes this the ideal textbook for introductory to intermediate courses in Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management degree programs.

Introduction To Estimating For Construction

Author: Brian Greenhalgh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136164006
Size: 50.10 MB
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Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement. As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes: The nature of costs in construction from a cost of resources approach Modern tendering procedures and the stages of development of construction projects How to convert an estimate into a formal tender and then into a contract Simple numerical examples of estimates Estimating and cost analysis during the construction project Summaries and discussion questions in every chapter This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.

Construction Supply Chain Management

Author: Stephen Pryke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319415
Size: 50.99 MB
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This book provides a unique appraisal of supply chain management (SCM) concepts alongside lessons from industry, observation and analysis gathered during the first decade of supply chain management strategies in the UK construction industry. The research from leading international academics has been drawn together with the experience from some of the industry's foremost SCM practitioners to provide both a definition of SCM and an overview of its development as a strategy for managing construction projects. Key case study material - from Slough Estates to BAA and T5 - illustrates the benefits to the industry of its adoption. Little has been written on the application of SCM to construction and this book provides an agenda for discussion for both the experienced researcher and the industry practitioner by offering a thorough grounding in its principles as well as an illustration of SCM as a methodology for industry. Construction Supply Chain Management studies makes an important contribution to the debate on innovative systems and their significance in increasingly complex construction projects.

Civil Engineering Contracts

Author: Stephen Wearne
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727713537
Size: 74.10 MB
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Contracts and equivalent internal orders are the means of linking the design and construction of all civil engineering projects. To be effective these have to state who is who, what is to be constructed, where, when and how much payment will be due and what is to happen if these intentions are frustrated. They are therefore of vital importance to all engineers working in design or construction.

Process Management In Design And Construction

Author: Rachel Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470680482
Size: 67.41 MB
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To deliver a construction project on time, at cost and of appropriate quality, it is critical to manage the design and construction process effectively... This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of process management in design and construction in order to meet the business needs of the construction industry as they change in today’s highly competitive global environment. It identifies the current state of the industry in the process management field, describing trends and developments (including information technology), and demonstrates these through case study evidence. Practical guidance is offered by identifying potential pitfalls, illustrating best practise drawn from construction and appropriate manufacturing applications. The overall approach is a holistic one, based on practical experience gained throughout the past decade both in the academic and industrial environments, including leading a number of research projects on process and IT related topics in construction and manufacturing industries. Process Management in Design and Construction will provide students on construction and project management related courses with a description of the state of process management in design and construction - including current process models – as well as a future vision based on up-to-date research findings and good practice in the construction industry. The book also offers practical guidance to industrial and consultancy organisations on undertaking and implementing process management projects - including re-engineering their customer delivery processes through effective project

Construction Management

Author: Alan Griffith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137168536
Size: 35.85 MB
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Behind the success of any construction project is the effective site management of the works by the principal contracting organisation. Construction Management provides a comprehensive introduction to the key management concepts, principles and practices that contribute to project success. Up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, and packed with examples and case study material, this book is suitable for a range of students including: HNC/D and undergraduates students on building, civil engineering, construction management, quantity surveying, building surveying and architecture courses. It would also be a useful reference for postgraduates and young construction professionals.