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: 2021-01-26
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

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Prof. Frank Harris,Prof. Ronald McCaffer,Prof. Andrew Baldwin,Prof. Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 1119488389
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

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Frank Harris,Ronald McCaffer
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2001-03-13
ISBN: 9780632055135
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The Fifth Edition of this well-established text is structured to cover: * project production management at site level * business management and the relevant commercial aspects * administration and company management covering corporate activities, including IT systems and international work. The new edition has been substantially revised to take account of the drive for improvement and new developments in procurement, public/private partnerships, benchmarking and lean construction techniques. New chapters have been added on IT management of information and the globalization of construction activity. The final section, which includes a comprehensive set of tutorial problems and worked solutions, features new examples on production analysis and property development. This continues to be a core undergraduate text for students of construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying.

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Daniel W. Halpin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 494
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.

Modern Construction Economics

Modern Construction Economics
Author: Gerard de Valence
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN: 1134153694
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Economics Book Excerpt:

Traditional building economics has primarily been concerned with issues around project appraisal and cost management techniques. On the other hand, modern construction economics has a wider focus with stronger links to mainstream economics, reflecting an increased interest in a range of theoretical issues in construction economics, both at the macro and micro level. In Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application, a variety of approaches are used to present a coherent vision of synthesis between industry economics and project economics. Topics covered include: developing construction economics as idustry economics competition and barriers to entry in construction innovation in construction theory testing in construction management research collusion and corruption in the construction sector. Including contributions from academics in the UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Australia, this is a truly global review of a core issue for the construction industry worldwide. The result is a unique book that will push toward the development of a comprehensive theoretical framework of construction economics. This is a must-read for all serious students of construction economics, and all practitioners looking for a deeper understanding of their industry.

Introduction to Construction Management

Introduction to Construction Management
Author: Fred Sherratt
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1000647617
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Construction Management Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Construction Management, Second Edition, is the beginner’s guide to key concepts, terms, processes and practices associated with modern construction management. The new edition has been fully updated with new data, case studies and enhancements and remains the most practical and accessible book on the subject available. Significant new topics have been added including construction ethics, coverage of mental health and wellbeing in the industry, project delivery and Construction 4.0, to make this the most cutting-edge book available for students on construction and engineering management courses. Supported by diagrams, illustrations and case studies, the book starts with a general introduction to the industry and covers the relevant management theory before providing applied coverage of: Production management Commercial management Quality management Health and Safety management Environmental management This is the most approachable text available for anyone starting to learn about construction management at any level.

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Alan Griffith,Paul Watson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 0230500218
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.

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Eugenio Pellicer,Víctor Yepes,José C. Teixeira,Helder P. Moura,Joaquín Catalá
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN: 1118539605
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects. With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction
Author: Lincoln H. Forbes,Syed M. Ahmed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 0429859341
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction Book Excerpt:

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction is the new and enhanced edition of the pioneering book Modern Construction by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed. This book provides a multi-faceted approach for applying lean methodologies to improve design and construction processes. Recognizing the wide diversity in the landscape of projects, and encompassing private and public sector activity, buildings and infrastructure, the book expands upon the detailed coverage of integrated project delivery and new lean tools and techniques to include: Greater emphasis on the importance of creating a lean culture and the initiatives required to transform the industry; Expanded discussions of the foundational writings in lean construction theory; Exploration of the synergies between "lean" and "green" initiatives; Specific procedures for modifying planning and scheduling activities to improve the performance of the project team; Expanded sections on quality, and topics that have become a part of the lean lexicon, such as Choosing by Advantages, "line of balance"/location-based scheduling, virtual design teams, takt time planning and set-based design; Discussion questions for beginners and advanced lean practitioners; and Improved cross-referencing within the text to help the reader navigate the frameworks, techniques and tools to support the application of lean principles. The techniques described here enhance the use of resources, reducing waste, minimizing delays, increasing quality and reducing overall costs. They enable practitioners to improve the quality of the built environment, secure higher levels of customer/owner satisfaction, and simultaneously improve their profitability. This book is essential reading for all those wanting to be at the forefront of construction management and lean thinking.

Handbook of Construction Management

Handbook of Construction Management
Author: Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 857
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 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
Author: Liyin Shen,Kunhui Ye,Chao Mao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1266
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN: 3662469944
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate Book Excerpt:

These conference proceedings cover an outstanding view for academics and professionals to share research findings on the latest developments in real estate and construction management. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) in collaboration with Chongqing University organized CRIOCM2014, the 19th International Symposium on “Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate.” The proceedings collect 105 selected papers addressing the following key themes: Sustainable Urbanization, Sustainable Construction, Urban Construction and Management, Affordable Housing, Urban Land Development and Utilization, Management for Large Infrastructure Projects, Green Construction Materials and Construction Waste Management, Development and Management for Mountainous Towns, Advancement of Construction Project Management, Redevelopment in Disaster Areas, Law and Policies for Construction and Real Estate, Information Technology for Construction Management and Real Estate and lastly Other Topics.

Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
Author: Yuzhe Wu,Sheng Zheng,Jiaojiao Luo,Wei Wang,Zhibin Mo,Liping Shan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1335
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN: 9811008558
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate Book Excerpt:

These conference proceedings offer an outstanding resource for academics and professionals, sharing essential findings on the latest developments in real estate and construction management. The subject is “Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate” in the context of new-type urbanization. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM), working in close collaboration with Zhejiang University, organized CRIOCM2015, the 20th International Symposium. Written by academics and professionals from all over the world, these proceedings discuss the latest achievements, research outputs and advances between frontier disciplines in the field of construction management and real estate. They cover a wide range of topics, including new-type urbanization, land development and land use, urban development and management, the real estate market and housing policies. The discussions will provide an important reference source on the implementation of new-type urbanization in China and abroad.

LISS 2013

LISS 2013
Author: Runtong Zhang,Zhenji Zhang,Kecheng Liu,Juliang Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1386
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN: 3642406602
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LISS 2013 Book Excerpt:

Information and communication technology has helped to provide a more effective network infrastructure and development platform for logistics and service operations. In order to meet the needs of consumers and particularly to promote low-carbon development processes, new types of services will also emerge. LISS 2013 is a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of logistics, informatics, service operations and service science. Experts and researchers from related fields will discuss current issues and future development opportunities discuss and analyze developing trends and exchange the latest research and academic thought. The theme of the conference is Logistics and Service Science based on the Internet of Things.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture  Engineering and Construction
Author: Jan Karlshoj,Raimar Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 0429013647
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction Book Excerpt:

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2018 collects the papers presented at the 12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2018, Copenhagen, 12-14 September 2018). The contributions cover complementary thematic areas that hold great promise towards the advancement of research and technological development in the modelling of complex engineering systems, encompassing a substantial number of high quality contributions on a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including: • Information and Knowledge Management • Construction Management • Description Logics and Ontology Application in AEC • Risk Management • 5D/nD Modelling, Simulation and Augmented Reality • Infrastructure Condition Assessment • Standardization of Data Structures • Regulatory and Legal Aspects • Multi-Model and distributed Data Management • System Identification • Industrilized Production, Smart Products and Services • Interoperability • Smart Cities • Sustainable Buildings and Urban Environments • Collaboration and Teamwork • BIM Implementation and Deployment • Building Performance Simulation • Intelligent Catalogues and Services eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2018 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering and construction. In the last two decades, the biennial ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series, as the oldest BIM conference, has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains.

The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Theory Design and Construction

The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel  Theory  Design and Construction
Author: R. Huang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2008-04-04
ISBN: 0203883217
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Theory Design and Construction Book Excerpt:

One of the world's currently largests tunnel projects is under construction at the Yangtze River estuary: the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel project, with its length of 8950 m and a diameter of 15.43 m. The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel. Theory, Design and Construction, which was presented as a special issue at the occasion of the 6th International

Procurement Systems

Procurement Systems
Author: Steve Rowlinson,Peter McDermott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 317
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.

Construction Management Strategies

Construction Management Strategies
Author: Milan Radosavljevic,John Bennett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 0470656093
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Strategies Book Excerpt:

An authoritative textbook on construction management offering a clear model for understanding theoretical aspects. The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. Construction Management Strategies sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction’s inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed. Construction Management Strategies: Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management. Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole. Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face. Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject. Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers.

Introduction to Construction Management

Introduction to Construction Management
Author: Fred Sherratt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2015-01-09
ISBN: 131762646X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Construction Management Book Excerpt:

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.

International Bid Preparation

International Bid Preparation
Author: Andrew N. Baldwin,Ronald McCaffer,Sherif Oteifa
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9789221087526
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Bid Preparation Book Excerpt:

Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment

Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment
Author: Alex Opoku,Vian Ahmed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1317564235
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Leadership and sustainability have separately been the subject of numerous studies in a built environment context over the years, but they have yet to be addressed together. The real impact of legislation and guidelines designed to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely linked to the leadership behind it, as this book explores in a variety of ways. Featuring research from 5 different continents, the international scope of this book allows a comparison of experiences in different types of economies and cultures. The interdisciplinarity of this subject is also reflected in the backgrounds of the contributors, with a significant number of perspectives derived from business and management research. The issues examined in this book are essential reading for all researchers, decision-makers and graduate students in the built environment.