Total Construction Management

Total Construction Management
Author: John S. Oakland,Marton Marosszeky
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 1317439333
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Total Construction Management Book Excerpt:

A convergence of lean management and quality management thinking has taken place in organizations across many industries, including construction. Practices in procurement, design management and construction management are all evolving constantly and understanding these changes and how to react is essential to successful management. This book provides valuable insights for owners, designers and constructors in the construction sector. Starting by introducing the language of total quality, lean and operational excellence, this book takes the reader right up to the latest industry practice in this sector, and demonstrates the best way to manage change. Written by two of the world's leading experts, Total Construction Management: Lean quality in construction project delivery offers a clearly structured introduction to the most important management concepts and practices used in the global construction industry today. This authoritative book covers issues such as procurement, BIM, all forms of waste, construction safety, and design and construction management, all explained with international case studies. It is a perfect guide for managers in all parts of the industry, and ideal for those preparing to enter the industry.

Digital Quality Management in Construction

Digital Quality Management in Construction
Author: Paul Marsden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 0429750854
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Quality Management in Construction Book Excerpt:

Much has been written about Building Information Modelling (BIM) driving collaboration and innovation, but how will future quality managers and engineers develop digital capabilities in augmented and video realities, with business intelligence platforms, robots, new materials, artificial intelligence, blockchains, drones, laser scanning, data trusts, 3D printing and many other types of technological advances in construction? These emerging technologies are potential game changers that require new skills and processes. Digital Quality Management in Construction is the first ‘how to’ book on harnessing novel disruptive technology in construction quality management. The book takes a tour of the new technologies and relates them to the management of quality, but also sets out a road map to build on proven lean construction techniques and embed technologically based processes to raise quality professionals’ digital capabilities. With the mountain of data being generated, quality managers need to unlock its value to drive the quality of construction in the twenty-first century, and this book will help them do that and allow those working in construction Quality Management to survive and thrive, creating higher quality levels and less waste. This book is essential reading for quality managers, project managers and all professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). Students interested in new and disruptive technologies will also learn a great deal from reading this book, written by a professional quality manager with nearly thirty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors.

Lean Construction

Lean Construction
Author: Patricia Tzortzopoulos,Mike Kagioglou,Lauri Koskela
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 0429512155
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Construction Book Excerpt:

This book collates the main research developments around Lean Construction over the past 25 years with contributions from many seminal authors in the field. It takes stock of developments since the publication of Koskela’s (1992) Application of the New Production Philosophy to Construction and, in doing so, challenges current thinking and progress. It also crystallises theoretical conceptualisations and practically situated learning whilst identifying future research challenges, agendas and opportunities for global collaborative actions. The contributors present the development of Lean Construction as a fundamental part of improving construction productivity, quality and delivery of value to clients and users of built infrastructure. In doing so, the book introduces the reader to the foundational principles and theories that have influenced the way we now understand Lean Construction and has provided very useful insights to students, practitioners and researchers on key junctures over the last 25 years. Highlighting the key contemporary developments and using global case study material the chapters demonstrate good practice but also help introduce new thinking to both lay readers and experienced practitioners alike. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Lean Construction and construction management, providing a general understanding of the area, current state of the art knowledge as well as providing an insight into areas for future research.

Industry 4 0 for the Built Environment

Industry 4 0 for the Built Environment
Author: Marzia Bolpagni,Rui Gavina,Diogo Ribeiro
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2021-12-02
ISBN: 3030824306
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 for the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This book discusses how the role of traditional construction professional is changing, providing a useful guide for practitioners who would like to upskill themselves. Lately, core concepts and methodologies for the Built Environment are presented providing definitions and applications on Building Information Modelling, Computational Design, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Visualization, Lean Construction, Advanced Project Management, Sustainability, Geographical Information Systems, Advanced Business Models, Disaster Management, Quality Management, Health and Safety and Legal prospective. The book also shows the latest technologies for the Built Environment including Digital Twins, Reality Capture, Extended Reality, Gamification, Computational Construction and Manufacturing, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Transaction and Cybersecurity. Trends in soft skills for the Built Environment are presented covering Digital Working, Communication, Self and Relationship Management skills and Critical thinking. The book is dedicated to professionals who would like to enhance their understanding and capabilities to operate in the Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment having a holistic and comprehensive overview.

Project Management for Engineering Business and Technology

Project Management for Engineering  Business and Technology
Author: John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0080967043
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Engineering Business and Technology Book Excerpt:

Rev. ed. of: Project management for business, engineering, and technology: principles and practice. 3rd ed. c2008.

Solving Organizational Problems

Solving Organizational Problems
Author: Chris Christensen
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2012-12-19
ISBN: 147728530X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving Organizational Problems Book Excerpt:

Everyone knows how to solve problems. But persistent problems, such as low-morale, reduced productivity, or a gradual reduction in business metrics, can often seem insurmountable. Chris Christensen, a recognized management authority, provides a proven, straightforward approach to permanently resolve the most difficult and complicated problems that plague organizations. Follow the seven-step process detailed in How to Solve Persistent Problems and ensure that those difficult, recurring, and often debilitating problems that plague your organization get, and stay, solved.

The Story of Managing Projects

The Story of Managing Projects
Author: Elias G. Carayannis,Young-Hoon Kwak,Frank T. Anbari
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781567205060
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Managing Projects Book Excerpt:

Project management has been practiced for thousands of years, but only recently have organizations begun to apply systematic management tools and techniques to manage complex projects. The Story of Managing Projects showcases cutting-edge research conducted around the world on emerging practices in project management. Covering an enormous spectrum of subjects and industries--from an upgrade of the Greek railway system to infrastructure reconstruction in Kuwait--the authors explore the full range of inter-personal, technical, and organizational dynamics of project management, contributing new insights to its theory and application.

Managing for Quality in Higher Education

Managing for Quality in Higher Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bookboon
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2023
ISBN: 8740302059
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing for Quality in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Project Management for Business Engineering and Technology

Project Management for Business  Engineering  and Technology
Author: John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0750683996
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Business Engineering and Technology Book Excerpt:

Appropriate for classes on the management of service, product, and engineering projects, this book encompasses the full range of project management, from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications.

New Management Approaches in Construction Penerbit USM

New Management Approaches in Construction  Penerbit USM
Author: Mastura Jaafar,Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz
Publsiher: Penerbit USM
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 9838617121
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Management Approaches in Construction Penerbit USM Book Excerpt:

In this new era, changes and innovations that happen in the construction industry force the industry players to increasingly seek knowledge to enhance their firm and project competitiveness. Small as well as large industry players has no exceptions from identifying their strategy for business survival and success. To accommodate those needs, this book presents the new management approaches that could be learned and applied in managing firms and projects. The book goes on to explore the strategic management and project management approaches of business and project entities in construction. Knowledge and ideas discussed in this book were contributed by scholars who are closely involved with research in the industry. Having read their ideas, improving performance would be a significant contribution of this book to the existing and future industry players in construction. Being simultaneously dependent upon each other, this book sees the need to incorporate the various approaches in managing projects and businesses in the construction industry. There will be no doubt, by understanding and practising the approaches, the competitiveness of the industry will be improved.

Operations Management

Operations Management
Author: Joel D. Wisner
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN: 1483383059
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Management Book Excerpt:

Finally, an operations management book to get excited about. Operations Management: A Supply Chain Process Approach exposes students to the exciting and ever-changing world of operations management through dynamic writing, application, and cutting-edge examples that will keep students interested and instructors inspired! Author Dr. Joel Wisner understands that today’s students will be entering a highly competitive global marketplace where two things are crucial: a solid knowledge of operations management and an understanding of the importance for organizations to integrate their operations and supply chain processes. With this in mind, Wisner not only provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to operations management, but also gives attention to the important processes involved in linking firms’ operations in a supply chain environment.

Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain

Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain
Author: John S. Oakland,Marton Marosszeky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0750661852
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain Book Excerpt:

Construction organisations worldwide are struggling with three issues: total quality management, supply chain management and knowledge management. Pressures from clients and recognition of the relatively slow growth in productivity in the sector are causing managers to focus on structural and strategic management issues. This book tackles each of these three themes, demonstrating their significance as strategic concepts for the construction sector and illustrating how development goals in each of these critical areas can be met. The book combines a theoretical basis with practical tools for management. Written by some of the world's leading experts, and illustrated with international case studies, Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain offers students a clearly structured introduction to the concept of quality in the construction industry, while posing challenging questions for the most experienced professionals. ·Key management techniques applied specifically to the needs of the construction industry. ·International case studies discussed. ·Demonstrates how to achieve real and lasting improvements in quality across the industry.

System Based Vision For Strate

System Based Vision For Strate
Author: Franco Bontempi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9789058096302
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Based Vision For Strate Book Excerpt:

Objective of conference is to define knowledge and technologies needed to design and develop project processes and to produce high-quality, competitive, environment- and consumer-friendly structures and constructed facilities. This goal is clearly related to the development and (re)-use of quality materials, to excellence in construction management and to reliable measurement and testing methods.

Modern Construction Management

Modern Construction Management
Author: Frank Harris,Ronald McCaffer,Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2006-09-07
ISBN: 1405133252
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Construction Management Book Excerpt:

This well established undergraduate textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover the latest practices in PFI/PPP, risk management, supply networks, sustainability, lean construction, KPIs, and value management. Modern Construction Management now addresses in particular the contractor's role - often neglected in other textbooks - and throughout it emphasises essential skills and core topics for career development and progression in construction. Two substantial chapters are devoted to self-learning with problems, worked examples and tutorial exercises and the book's comprehensive, clear and pragmatic approach ensures it retains its position as the core textbook for students of construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying. The material in the book is supported with a comprehensive list of questions and solutions that can be employed as a learning aid. These can be found at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/harris/

Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Denny McGeorge,Angela Palmer
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-11-04
ISBN: 9780632060429
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The construction industry continues to face substantial demands for improvement in quality and cost control, and a reduction in contract disputes. A number of management concepts have been promoted to help achieve this, but many in the industry find the concepts confusing and are sceptical about their usefulness. This book brings together, in a single volume, the main management concepts relevant to the construction industry, providing an objective account of the concepts and showing how they interrelate: * value management * buildability * benchmarking * total quality management * partnering and alliancing * supply chain management (new for this edition) * re-engineering In addition to a new chapter, a new section on strategic alliancing has been added. Text and references have been updated throughout.

Consultants Consulting Organizations Directory

Consultants   Consulting Organizations Directory
Author: Cengage Gale
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 1976
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN: 9781414433455
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consultants Consulting Organizations Directory Book Excerpt:

Usefulness of Adopting the last Planner System in the Construction Process of Addis Ababa Road Projects

Usefulness of Adopting the last Planner System in the Construction Process of Addis Ababa Road Projects
Author: Zenawi Limenih
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 3346614239
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usefulness of Adopting the last Planner System in the Construction Process of Addis Ababa Road Projects Book Excerpt:

Master's Thesis from the year 2022 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, grade: 3.56, University of Gondar (Institute of Technology), language: English, abstract: Modern construction is characterized by its efficient utilization of construction resources to accomplish numerous construction activities without waste. But, Addis Ababa’s Road construction projects fail to be executed on time, within the allocated budget, and with the desired quality. To solve this problem, a new management concept is introduced, namely lean construction. It is known to increase productivity and minimize waste. To realize this solution, last planner system (LPS) is used; it is one tool of lean construction. It is a person or group of people with the task to control the production unit. The main objective of this study is to assess usefulness of the last planner system implementation to advance the current construction process management in Addis Ababa city road projects. The research was conducted on selected asphalt road construction projects located in Addis Ababa city. To address the problems Questioners, observations, interviews, focus group discussion, and recently published journals were employed as a qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and analyzed using statistical package for the social science version 26 and super decision model version 3.2. The finding shows that; the construction management process adopted in all three sites is more or less similar they use a push planning system and critical path method to determine the duration following the master schedule but have no weekly work plan and lookahead schedule to forecast the coming week's duty. The LPS implementation expected barriers are also ranked from one to five: as Labor-related, internal working environment-related, stakeholders-related, exogenous related, and material related expected barriers respectively. The last planner system has many benefits as agreed by different scholar’s those are time-related, Cost-related, claim-related, and quality-related benefits are the main benefits obtained through the LPS implementation and it is possible to conclude; LPS is useful for the road construction management system. The research is significant in creating awareness & understanding on the adoption of the lean construction tool (LPS) in sustainable construction, to improve knowledge and understanding of the implementation of LPS. Moreover, the LPS implementation conceptual framework was also developed based on the last planner system principles.

The End of Project Overruns

The End of Project Overruns
Author: Robert M. Patty,Michael A. Denton
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2009-11
ISBN: 1599428962
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Project Overruns Book Excerpt:

Applying the principles in this book unleashes ingenuity that achieves, solidifies and perpetuates a new performance culture of mutual benefit. In this culture, project teams will prepare their work in task packages and enable workflow necessary to leave inefficiency of time and resource, literally, no place to hide. Project examples will help teams implement the principles that shorten cycle times, eliminate error, improve quality and reduce costs to succeed in meeting project commitments. Emerging Lean enterprise relationships between clients, EPC contractors and their entire supply chain will advance what constitutes the new, market-differentiating performance of individuals, project teams and companies - justifying high levels of trust and inter-organizational efforts to improve. Client executives will learn to recognize root causes of risk and sources of excellence to mitigate them. Well-developed strategic improvement is often constrained because the traditional way - current means and methods - fit squarely in everyone's comfort zone. By learning to ask the right questions, top-client leadership will soon render overruns from the best traditional systems as "not-good enough" and strive for a new level of excellence. EPC executives will better engage creative voices from their best resources and stakeholders to resolve all concerns and define a unified vision for how to deliver on clients' expectations without overruns during capital project delivery. Lean methods will effectively assure that vision, principles and best expectations are understood and implemented at the workface. Department, discipline and stakeholder leaders will align and no longer frustrate each other and their clients. They will plan and execute with increased efficiency and effectiveness. Cost reduction will accelerate, retaining only client-valued quality - enabling a nimble response to market opportunities and threats. Project and program managers will confidently accept intense, market-induced cost and schedule-reduction efforts. They will apply new metrics, measure potential and extract, align and pilot improvements. They will make workface progress transparent to simplify resource balancing, full utilization and workface flow during all project phases. The results will differentiate team members and their project's performance on the world stage. Project professionals and the skilled labor force will gain confidence to make and keep increasingly difficult commitments and experience thereby increasing opportunity in an organization known for excellence. They will fully engage heart and mind for leaders who expect excellence and they trust to enable and reward best practice performance while they jointly eliminate root causes of problems before they happen. This book guides readers through each essential role for the transformation to Lean...not just at the lowest levels but of the entire business model and all the supporting processes. Resulting market recognition of sustained excellence of people, their systems and they way they work together will create a market-leading force.

Nordic Concrete Research

Nordic Concrete Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Concrete
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nordic Concrete Research Book Excerpt:

Customer Driven Project Management

Customer Driven Project Management
Author: Bruce T. Barkley,James H. Saylor
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2001-07-03
ISBN: 9780071369824
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Customer Driven Project Management Book Excerpt:

Reorganize any project for improved efficiency and quality Designed around numerous case studies, Customer-Driven Project Management, Second Edition drives home the importance of front-end customer involvement for project managers and engineers alike. Authors Bruce T. Barkley and James Saylor have added six new chapters to this edition, focusing on Internet support systems, selling the project, and a model for e-business projects. This integrated approach to Custom-Driven Project Management (CDPM) explains the new enterprise project life cycle and gives you a wide range of effective tools for developing customer-driven teams. You learn how to: * Use people involvement tools and techniques * Recognize senior management's role in project review * Be aware of the full range of personal and professional issues * Apply definition, selection, and analysis tools and techniques *Work with project management and system development tools and techniques * More