Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN: 0470447230
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The construction professional has to be a “jack of all trades, and master of all.” This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry. This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule.

Infrastructure Development and Construction Management

Infrastructure Development and Construction Management
Author: J. C. Edison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1000192571
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Development and Construction Management Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive book on infrastructure development and construction management. It is written keeping in mind the curricula of construction management programmes in India and abroad. It covers infrastructure development, the construction industry in India, financial analysis of the real estate industry in India, economic analysis of projects, tendering and bidding, contracts and contract management, FIDIC conditions of contract, construction disputes and claims, arbitration, conciliation and dispute resolution, international construction project exports and identifying, analysing and managing construction project risk. Thus, this book covers most of the construction management activities that are carried out at different stages of a construction project. This is an essential book for students of construction management, construction professionals, academicians and researchers.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Alison Dykstra
Publsiher: Kirshner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

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.

Microsurfacing

Microsurfacing
Author: Douglas D. Gransberg
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0309143195
Category: Pavements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microsurfacing Book Excerpt:

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 411: Microsurfacing explores highway microsurfacing project selection, design, contracting, equipment, construction, and performance measurement processes used by transportation agencies in the United States and Canada. Microsurfacing is a polymer-modified cold-mix surface treatment that has the potential to address a broad range of problems on today's highways --

Environmental Impact II

Environmental Impact II
Author: G. Passerini,C.A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 1845647629
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Impact II Book Excerpt:

This book contains papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields. Following the success of the first meeting held in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2012, it considers the pressing issues related to environmental impacts in order to provide complete solutions. The included papers discuss how to assess the impact of economic constraints on the environment, considering the social aspects as well as any resulting environmental damage. The overuse of natural resources and the resulting pollution of the environment need to be better understood in financial terms. Uncontrolled development can result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste. The increasing number of new chemical compounds poses a major challenge to the environment as it is difficult in many cases to predict their effects and take appropriate decisions. Their economic impact can be particularly challenging. The book examines issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity. The demand for development land has led to the reuse of properties that have been abandoned for a variety of reasons. Many of them are brownfields, sites which have deteriorated in different ways, including by contamination. These sites are usually a burden in terms of economic losses and contribute to the detriment of the quality of life of entire neighbourhoods. Rehabilitation of local fields, particularly those that are contaminated can be an expensive undertaking and require not only technical solutions but the involvement of financial, regulatory and community stakeholders. Fundamental to this premise is the analysis of the risks involved and the development of appropriate strategies. The papers address problems of great importance discussing more constructive and progressive approaches to ensure sustainability. A major motivation for the meeting is to learn from past failures, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to the environmental and ecological systems. Topics covered include: Environmental policies and planning; Environmental assessments; Development issues; Sustainable cities; Economic analysis; Natural resources management; Energy and the environment; Food and the environment; Ecosystems health; Soil contamination; Brownfields rehabilitation; Water resources management; Air and water pollution; Toxicity studies; Environmental health risk; Risk analysis; Community participation; Legislation and regulations.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Kumar Neeraj Jha
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9788131732496
Category: Construction industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

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.

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings
Author: Amjad Almusaed,Asaad Almssad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN: 1789234026
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Buildings Book Excerpt:

This book has been written to represent the efficient applications of sustainability upon building designs. The book intends to illustrate various techniques of action of sustainability on building conceptions. The book is divided into four parts and eight chapters. Part I "Introduction into Target Theme" includes a chapter with title "Introductory Chapter." It makes an overview of the meaning and the target of sustainable building and sustainable building material. Part II "Sustainable Building Design, Process, and Management" discusses many forms and concepts of sustainable building and includes three chapters. Part III "Sustainable Building by Using Energy Efficiency in Building Design" includes one chapter. Part IV "Sustainability in Building Materials: Study Cases" includes three chapters.

PPI Construction Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam eText 1 Year

PPI Construction Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam eText   1 Year
Author: Thomas Korman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1591265843
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PPI Construction Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam eText 1 Year Book Excerpt:

Construction Depth Reference Manual prepares you for the construction depth section of the NCEES Civil PE exam. All depth topics are covered, and exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced. You will learn how to apply concepts by reviewing the 40 example problems, and you can check your solving approaches by reviewing each problem’s step-by-step solution. Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The Construction Depth Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam. Cross references to the 163 equations, 38 tables, 93 figures, 5 appendices, and relevant codes will point you to additional support material when you need it. Topics Covered Construction Operations and Methods Earthwork Construction and Layout Estimating Quantity and Cost Material Quality Control and Production Scheduling Temporary Structures Worker Health and Safety

The Management of Construction A Project Lifecycle Approach

The Management of Construction  A Project Lifecycle Approach
Author: F. Lawrence Bennett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 1136356983
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Management of Construction A Project Lifecycle Approach Book Excerpt:

Management of Construction introduces all aspects of management practice to students and professionals based in the construction industry. It is also important for those involved in allied fields such as design, project development, and site monitoring and inspection. The book addresses each stage of the construction project from conception to completion, giving a perspective on the whole life cycle often missing from textbooks. The author also balances engineering concerns with the human resource and personal aspects of construction management that are so important to the successful outcome of a project.

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Prof. Frank Harris,Prof. Ronald McCaffer,Andrew Baldwin,Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1119488346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Management Book Excerpt:

While the construction process still requires traditional skills, the dynamic nature of construction demands of its managers improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. This well established, core undergraduate textbook reflects current best practice in the management of construction projects, with particular emphasis given to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. The overall themes for the Eighth Edition Modern Construction Management are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety and employment issues. Modern contractual systems driving effective procurement Building Information Modelling directed towards the improvement of collaboration in construction management systems

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Alan Griffith,Paul Watson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1350318337
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Book Excerpt:

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.

Infrastructure Planning and Finance

Infrastructure Planning and Finance
Author: Vicki Elmer,Adam Leigland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1135906483
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Planning and Finance Book Excerpt:

Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Infrastructure Planning and Finance is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. A team of authors with experience in public works, planning, and city government explain the history and economic environment of infrastructure and capital planning, addressing common tools like the comprehensive plan, sustainability plans, and local regulations. The book guides readers through the preparation and development of comprehensive plans and infrastructure projects, and through major funding mechanisms, from bonds, user fees, and impact fees to privatization and competition. The rest of the book describes the individual infrastructure systems: their elements, current issues and a 'how-to-do-it' section that covers the system and the comprehensive plan, development regulations and how it can be financed. Innovations such as decentralization, green and blue-green technologies are described as well as local policy actions to achieve a more sustainable city are also addressed. Chapters include water, wastewater, solid waste, streets, transportation, airports, ports, community facilities, parks, schools, energy and telecommunications. Attention is given to how local policies can ensure a sustainable and climate friendly infrastructure system, and how planning for them can be integrated across disciplines.

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN: 0080957048
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight Book Excerpt:

Green Construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking ?Project Analysis Reports? and ?Project Status Reports?. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by Real Estate Lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus. Written in a conversational manner, this book will clarify the nuts and bolts of green construction, finance, and cost monitoring? as a profession, and will outline the many attributes required to being successful in this field. Moreover, it will scrutinize the mechanics of organizing monthly meetings, contractor payment certifications, budgets, change orders, construction schedules, code compliance, waivers of lean, and much more. Drawing on over 30 years of personal experience across the world - both as an employee and as an employer, the reader will learn how to plan and implement sound business strategies and form alliances in a global context. The book also offers important information and penetrating insights into the process of setting up and working as a due-diligence consultant. In a clear, practical style, it will be explained how to identify opportunities for business development and how to maximize return. It will also articulate how to meet new challenges as well as avoid many of the pitfalls along the way. For the individual professional, this guide provides useful information and tips to help secure a high paying professional position. The book will include amongst other things, up-to-date information on hundreds of useful contacts. Topics covered in this guide include: types of services offered, the consultant's role on the construction loan team, what the lender needs to know, and marketing techniques. The guide will also include a comprehensive appendix that will contain numerous sample letters (e.g. for marketing and certification), building loan agreements, AIA forms, lender/consultant agreement, closeout documents and much more. Likewise included will be an extensive list of useful references from a variety of resources, and much more. Indeed, this handbook will be the most detailed & comprehensive program on the market. It meets all the criteria of a major work and will provide vital and absorbing reading. Provides a detailed blueprint of how to conduct monthly meetings, investigations, understand typical client/consultant agreements, analyze contractor requisitions Includes sample letters, reports, forms and agreements for easy reference. Practical guidelines for preparing Property Analysis and Property Status Reports Includes a glossary of important terms, abbreviations and acronyms

LEED v4 Practices Certification and Accreditation Handbook

LEED v4 Practices  Certification  and Accreditation Handbook
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 0128039000
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEED v4 Practices Certification and Accreditation Handbook Book Excerpt:

LEED v4 Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook, Second Edition, provides users with a practical user-friendly roadmap that presents the guidelines for selecting the LEED v4 rating system to better fit a particular project (e.g. LEED for Building Design and Construction, LEED for Operations and Maintenance, LEED for Interior Design and Construction, LEED for Building Design and Construction, or LEED for Neighborhood Development). In addition, this comprehensive handbook carefully explains the modifications in the credentialing process, including the new 3-Tier system requiring applicants to first take the LEEDTM Green Associate exam, followed by the LEEDTM Professional Accreditation exam. Practical strategies and guidelines for applying LEED v4 project certification Annotated tables, checklists, charts, and references to "quantum leap," LEED v4 Includes case studies with special focus is put on key areas where most errors occur Demystifies LEED v4 requirements for project as well as personal/professional LEED Certification Appendixes including sample exam questions, acronyms and abbreviations and a glossary

Technical Education Program Series No 9 Architectural and Building Construction Technology

Technical Education Program Series No  9  Architectural and Building Construction Technology
Author: United States. Education Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Education Program Series No 9 Architectural and Building Construction Technology Book Excerpt:

Computer Organized Cost Engineering

Computer Organized Cost Engineering
Author: Gideon Samid
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1000104435
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Organized Cost Engineering Book Excerpt:

Providing a sequence of steps for matching cost engineering needs with helpful computer tools, this reference addresses the issues of project complexity and uncertainty; cost estimation, scheduling, and cost control; cost and result uncertainty; engineering and general purpose software; utilities th

Architectural and Building Construction Technology

Architectural and Building Construction Technology
Author: United States. Office of Education,Walter J. Brooking
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural and Building Construction Technology Book Excerpt:

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 111958308X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Construction Illustrated Book Excerpt:

The #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering. This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat. This Sixth Edition: The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart façade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT) Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018 Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth Edition is an excellent book for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management, and interior design programs. Ching communicates these core principles of building construction in a way that resonates with those beginning their education and those well into their careers looking to brush up on the basics. Building Construction Illustrated is a reliable, lifelong guide that practicing architects, engineers, construction managers, and interior designers, will turn to time and again throughout their careers.

Value Management of Construction Projects

Value Management of Construction Projects
Author: John Kelly,Steven Male,Drummond Graham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 1118351231
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Value Management of Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 0128104430
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world