Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Richard H. Clough,Glenn A. Sears,S. Keoki Sears
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780471324386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

A complete update of the definitive guide to the planning and scheduling of construction projects Now with a dedicated Web site containing a downloadable version of the premier CPM scheduling software program-Micro Planner Manager(r) from MicroPlanning International for both Windows(r) and Macintosh platforms This Fourth Edition of Construction Project Management reaffirms the book's status as the industry-leading, definitive guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning. A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate is used to illustrate each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, students are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience. Important features of Construction Project Management, Fourth Edition include: * Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project * Special emphasis on the most difficult and important part of CPM-the planning process * A new chapter on production planning, the process of turning the project plan into efficient workplace operations * New methods for handling construction contingency planning and weather delays * In-depth coverage of the legal aspects of CPM scheduling * Large illustrations conveniently tucked into a back cover pocket An excellent text for both building construction and construction engineering students, this book is also an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: S. Keoki Sears,Glenn A. Sears,Richard H. Clough,Jerald L. Rounds,Robert O. Segner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 1118745051
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

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.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Kumar Neeraj Jha
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 692
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.

Project Management in Construction

Project Management in Construction
Author: Anthony Walker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN: 1118500407
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: John Frank Woodward
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780727725578
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

In this book, Professor Woodward explains the principles and theories of project management and then describes how and when the different project management techniques can be applied. Starting from first principles, he explains what to manage and how to manage. This book is an ideal textbook both for current practitioners and for new students: for everyone who only gets one chance.

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects
Author: Ayodeji E. Oke,Clinton O. Aigbavboa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 331954151X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction projects that are financially viable, socially beneficial and do not damage the environment. The book serves as an introduction to value management for scholars and researchers at all levels; and also as a practical guide for construction professionals, employers and other stakeholders in the construction industry.

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.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Peter Fewings
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-11-23
ISBN: 1134242581
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

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.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Peter Fewings,Christian Henjewele
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9780815358657
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approachis a management approach to leading projects and the effective choice and use of project management tools and techniques. It seeks to push the boundaries of project management to take on board future needs and user issues. Integration of the construction project, meaning closer relations between the project team, the supply chain and the client, is long overdue; however, despite some signs of growth in this area, the industry nonetheless remains fragmented in its approach. The role of the project manager is to integrate diverse interests and unify objectives to achieve a common goal. This has now broadened to include a responsibility, on the parts of both client and team, to ensure that construction addresses current and future societal needs. From an economic perspective, a great deal of waste is connected with conflict, thus a holistic approach that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the task at hand will inject energy into project management. This third edition now takes on board the impact of technology in building information modelling and other digitised technologies such as artificial intelligence. Together, they open up avenues for more direct and incisive action to test creative design, manufacture directly and communicate spontaneously and intuitively. In time, such technologies will change the role of project managers but will never take away their responsibility to be passionate about construction and to integrate the team. A new chapter has been added that considers future societal needs. This edition is also reordered to make the project life cycle and process chapters clearer. This book combines best practice in construction with the theories underpinning project management and presents a wealth of practical case studies - many new. It focuses on all construction disciplines that may manage projects. The book is of unique value to students in the later years of undergraduate courses and those on specialist postgraduate courses in project management and also for practitioners in all disciplines and clients who have experienced the frustration caused by the fragmentation of construction projects. at hand will inject energy into project management. This third edition now takes on board the impact of technology in building information modelling and other digitised technologies such as artificial intelligence. Together, they open up avenues for more direct and incisive action to test creative design, manufacture directly and communicate spontaneously and intuitively. In time, such technologies will change the role of project managers but will never take away their responsibility to be passionate about construction and to integrate the team. A new chapter has been added that considers future societal needs. This edition is also reordered to make the project life cycle and process chapters clearer. This book combines best practice in construction with the theories underpinning project management and presents a wealth of practical case studies - many new. It focuses on all construction disciplines that may manage projects. The book is of unique value to students in the later years of undergraduate courses and those on specialist postgraduate courses in project management and also for practitioners in all disciplines and clients who have experienced the frustration caused by the fragmentation of construction projects. dergraduate courses and those on specialist postgraduate courses in project management and also for practitioners in all disciplines and clients who have experienced the frustration caused by the fragmentation of construction projects.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Author: Firend Alan Rasch,O., Alkathiri
Publsiher: IJBMR
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN: 1977560725
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Book Excerpt:

The quest for Critical Success Factors “CSF” in project management in every industry is the aim of company and project manager around the world. This is primarily because of the cost attached to such large-scale projects, especially those financed by governmental entities, municipalities and provinces. Large-scale construction projects in particular have a critical impact on governmental budgets, economic growth, and ecology. As such, determining what critical success factors that directly contribute to cost reduction, timely delivery, improvements in quality of construction and positive impact on the environment can being mutually beneficial to all participants and stakeholders. The state of Oman like other GCC countries has a particular interest in determining such CSF in the post financial crises, where numerous landmark projects has been frozen due to financial constraints. Therefore, avoiding pitfalls in project management related factors could significantly impact the future role of British and Western construction companies in the Gulf and other parts of the world in post-Brexit U.K. The pressure on British companies is equally higher today than ever before to maximize the effectiveness in implementation of construction related projects internationally, to compete with other European and Chines construction firms. Innovation and cultural forces are found to play a significant role in cross-cultural project success. Such forces then can be viewed in relation to CSF will ultimately affect all participants and beneficiaries, stakeholders and the environment. Therefore, the attempt to explore varying CSF is more important to governments in developing economies, and private sectors involved in future construction projects, as much as it is important to Western firms attempting to compete and expand their market base in such critical part of the world and uncertain outlooks for the U.K. economy particularly.

Handbook of Construction Management

Handbook of Construction Management
Author: Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 854
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN: 1482226650
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project. This handbook will: Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension Provide all related topics/areas of construction management Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry Offer a chapter on Lean construction The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI). The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2015

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2015
Author: Ershi Qi,Jiang Shen,Runliang Dou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 9462391777
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2015 Book Excerpt:

Being the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Industrial Engineering, IEEM 2015 aims to provide a high-level international forum for experts, scholars and entrepreneurs at home and abroad to present the recent advances, new techniques and applications face and face, to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals to promote the developments and applications of the related theories and technologies in universities and enterprises, and to establish business or research relations to find global partners for future collaboration in the field of Industrial Engineering. All the goals of the international conference are to fulfill the mission of the series conference which is to review, exchange, summarize and promote the latest achievements in the field of industrial engineering and engineering management over the past year, and to propose prospects and vision for the further development. This volume is the second of the two proceedings volumes from this conference.

Procurement Systems

Procurement Systems
Author: Steve Rowlinson,Peter McDermott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005-10-09
ISBN: 1135806004
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Procurement Systems Book Excerpt:

Procurement Systems details the whole spectrum of procurement issues in the construction industry, starting with the client /customer and running through managerial, cultural and IT-based issues. The book commences with an overveiw of previous work and a section on selection criteria is provided to enable practitioners to make their choices of procurement form. Importantly, perfromance comparisons of different procurement forms are discussed and the main emphasis of the book is to highlight best practice based on the most up-to-date research. One chapter deals specifically with developmentally orientated procurement issues in NICs (newly industrialised countries), where best practice is assessed from a different set of perspectives. The authors contributing to this book are among the most highly respected and eminent in the field.

Project Engineering and Construction Management 1989

Project Engineering and Construction Management  1989
Author: J. Arnoni
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Construction industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Engineering and Construction Management 1989 Book Excerpt:

Management of Global Construction Projects

Management of Global Construction Projects
Author: Edward Ochieng,Andrew Price,David Moore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN: 1137329106
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Global Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

The first textbook of its kind, taking a uniquely global approach to project management in construction. Using a wealth of case studies from around the world to explain theory and practice, the authors take a business-oriented, decision-making approach to project management and the challenges it faces in the modern world. The book covers topics highly relevant to the challenges and opportunities currently facing the global construction industry, including managing culturally-diverse and globally dispersed teams, international project finance and global stakeholders in projects. Management of Global Construction Projects is essential reading for both students of construction management and professionals looking to understand construction project management in a truly global context.

Construction Project Manager s Pocket Book

Construction Project Manager   s Pocket Book
Author: Duncan Cartlidge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 1000034046
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Manager s Pocket Book Book Excerpt:

The second edition of the Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book maintains its coverage of a broad range of project management skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. However, this new edition has been updated to include: revisions to the CDM regulations, changes to the standard forms of contract and other documentation used by the project manager, the impact of BIM and emerging technologies, implications of Brexit on EU public procurement, other new procurement trends, and ethics and the project manager. Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, architect or quantity surveyor should be without.

Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence

Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence
Author: Albert P Chan,Daniel W Chan,John F Yeung
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN: 1134036027
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence Book Excerpt:

Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence presents the principles of relational contracting, practicalities and a series of short case studies. Principles begins with the fundamentals then covers development in major countries, definitions of relational contracting, their benefits, difficulties, critical success factors and key performance indicators. Practice includes the relational contracting approach and process in general, and significant factors which make workshops successful, at whatever stage of the process. A number of real-life case studies from the UK, USA, Australia, and Hong Kong are provided. Since the book draws on a combination of practical consultancy works and university research, a wide range of readers will find it useful, i.e. from industrial practitioners to undergraduate students.

Project Management

Project Management
Author: Paul Gardiner
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN: 1137079738
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Book Excerpt:

Project Management is designed to appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying project management on a business degree. It provides a comprehensive overview of project management practice, while carefully balancing the unique aspects of project management curricula with the more general business skills, including quality, risk, teams, and leadership. The text includes a wide range of cases to connect the academic principles and the complexity of real-life projects. The text is also supported by web-based multiple choice questions, as well as in-text exercises and examples to illustrate the concepts and ideas throughout the book.

Governance and Governmentality for Projects

Governance and Governmentality for Projects
Author: Ralf Muller
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1317405749
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance and Governmentality for Projects Book Excerpt:

This research-based book takes an organization-wide perspective to describe the governance and governmentality for projects in organizations. Governance of projects defines and directs the ways managers of projects, programs, and project portfolios carry out their work. Governmentality is the way the managers of these managers present themselves to those they lead. Governance and Governmentality for Projects starts with introducing existing theories, models and paradigms for governance and governmentality. It then develops a chronological framework of the ways governance and governmentality for projects is enabled in organizations, how it subsequently unfolds in organizations of different types and sectors, and the consequences of different governance approaches for project results, trust, control, and ethical issues in projects. Special emphasis is given to the link between corporate governance and the governance of project, programs and project portfolios. Three real-life case studies exemplify the research findings described in the book. Through its structure this book describes the development of governance and governmentality in the realm of projects from its organizational origins, via observable practices, to expected consequences of different implementations. Aimed at academics, post-graduate students in business and management, reflective practitioners, standards or policy developers, those in governance roles and others in need of a detailed knowledge of the spectrum of project related governance in organizations, this book will help develop a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the subject, their interaction, and implications for implementation. This allows for understanding and developing of both generic and idiosyncratic governance structures, such as those needed in project-based organizations.

Intelligent Human Systems Integration

Intelligent Human Systems Integration
Author: Waldemar Karwowski,Tareq Ahram
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2017-12-30
ISBN: 3319738887
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Human Systems Integration Book Excerpt:

This book reports on research on innovative human systems integration and human-machine interaction, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and automation, as well as computational modeling and simulation. It covers a wide range of applications in the area of design, construction and operation of products, systems and services, including lifecycle development and human-technology interaction. The book describes advanced methodologies and tools for evaluating and improving interface usability, new models, as well as case studies and best practices in virtual, augmented and mixed reality systems, with a special focus on dynamic environments. It also discusses different factors concerning the human, hardware, and artificial intelligence software. Based on the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2018), held on January 7-9, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the book also examines the forces that are currently shaping the nature of computing and cognitive systems, such as the need for decreasing hardware costs; the importance of infusing intelligence and automation, and the related trend toward hardware miniaturization and power reduction; the necessity for a better assimilation of computation in the environment; and the social concerns regarding access to computers and systems for people with special needs. It offers a timely survey and a practice-oriented reference guide to policy- and decision-makers, human factors engineers, systems developers and users alike.