Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: S. Keoki Sears,Glenn A. Sears,Richard H. Clough
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2010-09-29
ISBN: 1118000242
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent 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, demonstrated through an example project. This Fifth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS). A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience. The Fifth Edition features include: Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project Expanded coverage of production planning Large foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the book Thorough and up to date, Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

Practical Guide of Software Development Project Management in Practice

Practical Guide of Software Development Project Management in Practice
Author: Syed Ali Dilawer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1447778782
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects

A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects
Author: Arent van Wassenaer
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 1315470047
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

Written by experienced and innovative projects lawyer Arent van Wassenaer, this book explains what the critical success factors are for construction projects to be completed on time, within everyone’s budget, to the right quality, with all stakeholders satisfied and without disputes. In so doing, van Wassenaer discusses how such projects could be structured, tendered for, executed and completed, and what legal and non-legal mechanisms are available to achieve success in construction projects. Using examples of real projects, A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects provides tools for those in leading and managerial positions within the construction industry to change – where necessary – their usual operational methods into methods which are aimed at achieving project success.

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract
Author: Michael Rowlinson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1119032970
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Book Excerpt:

Launched in 1993, the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract has become one of the UK's leading standard forms of contract for major construction and civil engineering projects. The third edition, popularly known as NEC3, is a process based contract embodying project and commercial management best practice, so its basic philosophy differs from the more adversarial approach of other standard construction contracts. Since the first edition of this book, the third edition of the contract has seen the introduction of a new secondary option for use in the UK and amendments to a number of clauses. In addition, in September 2011, changes were introduced to cater for the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which became effective for all new contracts entered into from 1 October 2011. These amendments have been incorporated into the text. A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract will be useful to everyone in the construction industry working on a project under this contract. It will be of interest to the complete construction supply chain, including employers, construction professions, contractors and sub-contractors, as well as consultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either in the preparation of contract documentation or the day to day management or the resolution of problem situations which may arise.

Essentials of Construction Project Management

Essentials of Construction Project Management
Author: Martin Loosemore
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2003-10
ISBN: 9780868407333
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

This book has been written as a text and reference for project management courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate building construction management courses, and quantity surveying, architecture and civil engineering programs. Its focus is on the application of important issues of project management in the construction industry.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Author: Saleh A. Mubarak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN: 1119499828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Book Excerpt:

Ensure successful construction projects through effective project scheduling and control The success of a construction project is dependent on a schedule that is well-defined yet flexible to allow for inevitable delays or changes. Without an effective schedule, projects often run over budget and deadlines are missed which can jeopardize the success of the project. The updated Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide that examines the analytical methods used to devise an efficient and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This Fourth Edition describes the tools and methods that make projects run smoothly, with invaluable information from a noted career construction professional. Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition offers construction professionals a redefined Critical Path Method (CPM) and updated information on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it impacts project control. This Fourth Edition includes worked problems and scheduling software exercises that help students and practicing professionals apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. This updated edition of Construction Project Scheduling and Control: • Includes a revised chapter on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and an all-new chapter on project scheduling and control as viewed through the owner's perspective • Provides numerous worked problems and construction scheduling exercises • Includes an expanded glossary and list of acronyms • Offers updated instructor materials including PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual Written for undergraduate and graduate students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture, as well as practicing construction management professionals, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is updated to reflect the latest practices in the field.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Paul Netscher
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 9781542490641
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

What are 12 steps to a successful construction project, what are habits that make a good project manager, can technology help your project, are you making errors pricing projects, can you avoid construction disputes, what are phrases we should use more often in construction, why are good client relations vital, how do you manage construction risks, how do you retain skilled employees, and who is responsible for winning new projects? These and many other questions are answered in Paul Netscher's latest book, which includes information from more than fifty articles he published on various websites. These articles have been read by thousands from around the world, many of whom added comments, several of which have been included in this book, together with additional information. This book is filled with practical ideas, tips and insights gained from Paul's 30 years of construction experience. They could provide the key to completing your project safely, profitably, on time, with the required quality, and, with a happy client. Paul's laid-back writing style makes the book easy to read. Comments on Paul's articles include; "thank you Paul Netscher for sharing this," and, "great article Paul! You did an excellent job of expanding the perspective by asking the right questions." Paul Netscher's other books include: 'Successful Construction Project Management: The Practical Guide', which is a prescribed text at some universities, 'Building a Successful Construction Guide: The Practical Guide' and 'Construction Claims: A Short Guide for Contractors'.

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook
Author: M. Reza Hosseini,Farzad Khosrowshahi,Ajibade Aibinu,Sepehr Abrishami
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 100041891X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook Book Excerpt:

This book is the essential guide to the pedagogical and industry-inspired considerations that must shape how BIM is taught and learned. It will help academics and professional educators to develop programmes that meet the competences required by professional bodies and prepare both graduates and existing practitioners to advance the industry towards higher efficiency and quality. To date, systematic efforts to integrate pedagogical considerations into the way BIM is learned and taught remain non-existent. This book lays the foundation for forming a benchmark around which such an effort is made. It offers principles, best practices, and expected outcomes necessary to BIM curriculum and teaching development for construction-related programs across universities and professional training programmes. The aim of the book is to: Highlight BIM skill requirements, threshold concepts, and dimensions for practice; Showcase and introduce tried-and-tested practices and lessons learned in developing BIM-related curricula from leading educators; Recognise and introduce the baseline requirements for BIM education from a pedagogical perspective; Explore the challenges, as well as remedial solutions, pertaining to BIM education at tertiary education; Form a comprehensive point of reference, covering the essential concepts of BIM, for students; Promote and integrate pedagogical consideration into BIM education. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in BIM education, digital construction, architecture, and engineering, and for professionals looking for guidance on what the industry expects when it comes to BIM competency.

Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts

Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts
Author: Philip Loots,Donald Charrett
Publsiher: CCH Australia Limited
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1921593520
Category: Building laws
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts Book Excerpt:

This hard cover book offers a concise, practical guide to the law relating to construction contracts in Australia. Written for engineers negotiating and administering construction contracts, it aims to assist readers in understanding the risks associated with these contracts and how to minimise them. The book is written by two experienced and respected authors who have a unique combination of local and international practical experience and professional and academic background in law and engineering.Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand is the non-exclusive distributor of this title.

Construction Quantity Surveying

Construction Quantity Surveying
Author: Donald Towey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 1119312906
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Quantity Surveying Book Excerpt:

The revised and updated comprehensive resource for Quantity Surveyors working with a construction contractor The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. This indispensable resource covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion. Today’s Quantity Surveyor (QS) plays an essential role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The QS engaged by the client and the contractor's QS have different parts to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond traditional measurement activities, to encompass day-to-day tasks of commercial building activities including estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as cost and project management. This updated and practical guide: Focuses on the application, knowledge and training required of a modern Quantity Surveyor Clearly shows how Quantity Surveying plays an essential central role within the overall management of construction projects Covers measurement methodology, the key elements of the contractor's business and the commercial and contractual management of a construction project The construction industry changes at fast pace meaning the quantity surveyor has a key role to play in the successful execution of construction projects by providing essential commercial input. Construction Quantity Surveying meets this demand as an up-to-date practical guide that includes the information needed for a Quantity Surveyor to perform at the highest level. It clearly demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to quantifying trade works and shows it as an important aspect of commercial and project management of construction projects.

Knowledge Management and Information Tools for Building Maintenance and Facility Management

Knowledge Management and Information Tools for Building Maintenance and Facility Management
Author: Cinzia Talamo,Marcella Bonanomi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 3319239597
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Management and Information Tools for Building Maintenance and Facility Management Book Excerpt:

This book describes the latest methods and tools for the management of information within facility management services and explains how it is possible to collect, organize, and use information over the life cycle of a building in order to optimize the integration of these services and improve the efficiency of processes. The coverage includes presentation and analysis of basic concepts, procedures, and international standards in the development and management of real estate inventories, building registries, and information systems for facility management. Models of strategic management are discussed and the functions and roles of the strategic management center, explained. Detailed attention is also devoted to building information modeling (BIM) for facility management and potential interactions between information systems and BIM applications. Criteria for evaluating information system performance are identified, and guidelines of value in developing technical specifications for facility management services are proposed. The book will aid clients and facility managers in ensuring that information bases are effectively compiled and used in order to enhance building maintenance and facility management.

Stress Management in the Construction Industry

Stress Management in the Construction Industry
Author: Mei-yung Leung,Isabelle Yee Shan Chan,Cary Cooper
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 1118456416
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stress Management in the Construction Industry Book Excerpt:

This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations. addresses the growing concern to make work in construction healthier, safer, and more productive integrates research results, survey statistics and scenario analyses to reveal underlying causes of stress offers recommendations for reducing Stress

Risk Management

Risk Management
Author: Nerija Banaitiene
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2012-09-12
ISBN: 953510747X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Management Book Excerpt:

Every business and decision involves a certain amount of risk. Risk might cause a loss to a company. This does not mean, however, that businesses cannot take risks. As disengagement and risk aversion may result in missed business opportunities, which will lead to slower growth and reduced prosperity of a company. In today's increasingly complex and diverse environment, it is crucial to find the right balance between risk aversion and risk taking. To do this it is essential to understand the complex, out of the whole range of economic, technical, operational, environmental and social risks associated with the company's activities. However, risk management is about much more than merely avoiding or successfully deriving benefit from opportunities. Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks. Lastly, risk management helps a company to handle the risks associated with a rapidly changing business environment.

ECPPM 2021 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

ECPPM 2021   eWork and eBusiness in Architecture  Engineering and Construction
Author: Vitaly Semenov,Raimar J Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN: 1000413322
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECPPM 2021 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction Book Excerpt:

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2021 collects the papers presented at the 13th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2021, Moscow, 5-7 May 2021). The contributions cover a wide spectrum of thematic areas that hold great promise towards the advancement of research and technological development targeted at the digitalization of the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains. High quality contributions are devoted to critically important problems that arise, including: Information and Knowledge Management Semantic Web and Linked Data Communication and Collaboration Technologies Software Interoperability BIM Servers and Product Lifecycle Management Systems Digital Twins and Cyber-Physical Systems Sensors and Internet of Things Big Data Artificial and Augmented Intelligence in AEC Construction Management 5D/nD Modelling and Planning Building Performance Simulation Contract, Cost and Risk Management Safety and Quality Sustainable Buildings and Urban Environments Smart Buildings and Cities BIM Standardization, Implementation and Adoption Regulatory and Legal Aspects BIM Education and Training Industrialized Production, Smart Products and Services Over the past quarter century, the biennial ECPPM conference series, as the oldest BIM conference, has provided researchers and practitioners with a unique platform to present and discuss the latest developments regarding emerging BIM technologies and complementary issues for their adoption in the AEC/FM industry.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN: 303003562X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This book comprehensively describes social responsibility and sustainable development, with contributions from scientists and representatives from industry working in the field. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and many share practice-based experiences, some of which may be replicable elsewhere. Prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), it reiterates the current need to promote social responsibility. Social responsibility and sustainable development are two different concepts, whose integration over the years has led to significant advances in the way enterprises see and perceive their operations. It is not only about policies or steps taken to meet legal requirements, but is also about social equality and environmental accountability, also bearing in mind the links with eco-efficiency, innovation, and the health and wellbeing of workers. According to ISO 26000, social responsibility is the responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behaviour that: a) contributes to sustainable development, including health and the welfare of society b) takes into account the expectations of stakeholders c) is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour d) is integrated throughout the organisation and practised in its relationships. But even though the relations between social responsibility and sustainability are strong, it is still necessary to encourage organisations to adhere to, or at least follow the principles of sustainable development in their operations, giving something back to the community. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how social responsibility is related to sustainable development, and of the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help the integration of these two important elements. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how to structure behaviour and institutional practice in line with the sustainability challenges we face today. Chapter [Reviewing the Stakeholder Value Creation Literature: Towards a Sustainability Approach] is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Project Management for Facility Constructions

Project Management for Facility Constructions
Author: Alberto De Marco
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN: 3319754327
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Facility Constructions Book Excerpt:

This book describes principles, quantitative methods and techniques for financing, planning, and managing projects to develop a variety of constructed facilities in the fields of oil & gas, power, infrastructure, architecture and the commercial building industries. It is addressed to a broad range of professionals willing to improve their project management skills and designed to help newcomers to the engineering and construction industry understand how to apply project management to field practice. Also, it makes project management disciplines accessible to experts in technical areas of engineering and construction. In education, this text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes in architecture, engineering and construction management, as well as for specialist and professional courses in project management.

A Practical Guide to Project Management

A Practical Guide to Project Management
Author: David A. Grootenhuis
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2001-06-10
ISBN: 9781469704814
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Project Management Book Excerpt:

A Practical Guide to Project Management is a clear, concise tool for busy managers to help them plan, organize and execute projects. Written by an experienced and successful project manager, it offers insight into how to lead a group through a defined process and reach the desired goals. While the book focuses on the corporate environment, the concepts presented are applicable to any project situation. Topics include goal definition, team structure, the importance of a Project Charter, developing a plan, establishing a budget, organizing and facilitating meetings, monitoring progress, project documentation, communication, staying on schedule, resolving conflict and evaluating the project when complete. The book includes document templates and a sample project. There are "games" that can be used to develop plans, suggestions on communicating meeting results without meeting minutes and methods to streamline project documentation. A Practical Guide to Project Management provides what managers need to complete initiative on time, on budget and with the desired results.

Becoming a Construction Manager

Becoming a Construction Manager
Author: John J. McKeon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 1118122755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Construction Manager Book Excerpt:

The must-have guide for anyone considering a career inconstruction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything aperson needs to know to become a Construction Manager—fromformal education to getting their first job. This practical guideis packed with useful information for anyone considering orbeginning a career in construction management, as well asprofessional construction managers seeking to work in a specificarea. From schedule and cost management to sustainability andtechnology implementation, all of the important career choices areexplained by successful construction managers at top internationalfirms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growingfield Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format,illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varyingspecialties give students and new architects an inside view of thereal-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on wherethe jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource sectionon professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of theConstruction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educationalrequirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stopresource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growingprofession.

A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects

A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects
Author: Arent Van Wassenaer
Publsiher: Informa Law from Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN: 9781138204140
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

Written by experienced and innovative projects lawyer Arent van Wassenaer, this book explains what the critical success factors are for construction projects to be completed on time, within everyone's budget, to the right quality, with all stakeholders satisfied and without disputes. In so doing, van Wassenaer discusses how such projects could be structured, tendered for, executed and completed, and what legal and non-legal mechanisms are available to achieve success in construction projects. Using examples of real projects, A Practical Guide to Successful Construction Projects provides tools for those in leading and managerial positions within the construction industry to change - where necessary - their usual operational methods into methods which are aimed at achieving project success.

The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects

The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects
Author: Jason Challender,Russell Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN: 1351674188
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects is a practical guide for clients on how to initiate, procure and manage construction projects and developments. This book is written from the perspective of the client initiating a construction project as part of a business venture and differs from most available construction literature which can externalise the client as a risk to be managed by the design team. The book provides a practical framework for new and novice clients undertaking construction, giving them a voice and enabling them to: Understand the challenges that they and the project are likely to face. Communicate and interact effectively with key stakeholders and professionals within the industry. Understand in straightforward terms where they can have a positive impact on the project. Put in place a client-side due diligence process. Reduce their institutional risk and the risk of project failure. Discover how their standard models are able to co-exist and even transfer to a common client-side procedure for managing a construction project. Written by clients, for clients, this book is highly recommended not only for clients, but for construction industry professionals who want to develop their own skills and enhance their working relationship with their clients. A supporting website for the book will be available, which will give practical examples of the points illustrated in the book and practical advice from specialists in the field.