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Author by S. Keoki Sears
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Construction Project Management


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Construction Project Management


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The book approaches the subject of planning with a new perspective. It focuses on time planning, resources planning and planning of control systems. Alive with numerous examples from projects handled by the author, this book describes how to plan construction projects and execute them efficiently with minimum variation in schedules. The book is divided into four parts: Introduction: It covers nature of construction industry, highlights salient features of construction project management and outlines the approach for planning construction projects;Time Planning: It describes the methodology for breaking down project work into activities, developing workpackage networks, integrating these networks into project network plan and scheduling the network plan for finalising calendar-time oriented construction programs; Resources Planning: It includes methodology for planning manpower, construction materials, plant and machinery, and costs. Planning Control System: It deals with organising control system; methodology for controlling resources productivity, costs and time; codifying planning system and computerising planning and control functions.

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Author by K. K. Chitkara
Genre eBook Construction industry
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ISBN Number 0074620622

Construction Project Management


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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.

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Author by Richard H. Clough
Genre eBook Technology & Engineering
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ISBN Number 0471324388

Construction Project Management


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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.

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Author by John Frank Woodward
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ISBN Number 0727725572

Construction Project Management


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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.

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Author by Alison Dykstra
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Based on the authors' practical experiences, this book offers the reader a new approach to project management in construction and engineering, considering all aspects of project management, stressing the importance of managing external factors well and focusing on good negotiating skills.

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Author by Peter Fewings
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Building Construction


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Learn the Tips, Become One of Those Who Know Building Construction and Architectural Practice, and Thrive! For architectural practice and building design and construction industry, there are two kinds of people: those who know, and those who don't. The tips of building design and construction and project management have been undercover-until now. Most of the existing books on building construction and architectural practice are too expensive, too complicated, and too long to be practical and helpful. This book simplifies the process to make it easier to understand and uncovers the tips of building design and construction and project management. It sets up a solid foundation and fundamental framework for this field. It covers every aspect of building construction and architectural practice in plain and concise language and introduces it to all people. Through practical case studies, it demonstrates the efficient and proper ways to handle various issues and problems in architectural practice and building design and construction industry. It is for ordinary people and aspiring young architects as well as seasoned professionals in the construction industry. For ordinary people, it uncovers the tips of building construction; for aspiring architects, it works as a construction industry survival guide and a guidebook to shorten the process in mastering architectural practice and climbing up the professional ladder; for seasoned architects, it has many checklists to refresh their memory. It is an indispensable reference book for ordinary people, architectural students, interns, drafters, designers, seasoned architects, engineers, construction administrators, superintendents, construction managers, contractors, and developers. You will learn: 1.How to develop your business and work with your client. 2.The entire process of building design and construction, including programming, entitlement, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration. 3.How to coordinate with governing agencies, including a county's health department and a city's planning, building, fire, public works departments, etc. 4.How to coordinate with your consultants, including soils, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing engineers, landscape architects, etc. 5.How to create and use your own checklists to do quality control of your construction documents. 6.How to use various logs (i.e., RFI log, submittal log, field visit log, etc.) and lists (contact list, document control list, distribution list, etc.) to organize and simplify your work. 7.How to respond to RFI, issue CCDs, review change orders, submittals, etc. 8.How to make your architectural practice a profitable and successful business. About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, etc. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author for other fascinating books, including Planting Design Illustrated and LEED Exam Guides Series, which include one guidebook for each of the LEED exams.

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Author by Gang Chen
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ISBN Number 9780984374144

Construction Project Management


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".. integrates business knowledge, principles and practices of project managment and construction management... will help you achieve a strategic vision, continuously improve construction operations and manage industrial, commercial and institutional projects from conception to occupancy." -- Publisher's description.

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Author by Joe F. McCarthy
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Network Scheduling Techniques For Construction Project Management


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Industrial, financial, commercial or any kinds of project have at least one common feature: the better organized they are, the higher the profit or the lower the cost. Project management is the principle of planning different projects and keeping them on track within time, cost and resource constraints. The need for effective project management is ever-increasing. The complexity of the environment we live in requires more sophisticated methods than it did just a couple of decades ago. Project managers might face insurmountable obstacles in their work if they do not adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. On the other hand, better knowledge of project management can result in better plans, schedules and, last but not least, more contracts and more profit. This knowledge can help individuals and firms to stay alive in this competitive market and, in the global sense, utilize the finite resources of our planet in a more efficient way.

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Author by M. Hajdu
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ISBN Number 9781475759518