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Construction Management

Author : Daniel W. Halpin
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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.

Construction Management

Author : Denny McGeorge
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Introduction to Construction Management

Author : Fred Sherratt
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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

Author : Alan Griffith
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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.

Value Management Implementation in Construction

Author : Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
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Value Management Implementation in Construction addresses various factors that can enhance the application of the discipline as well as its adoption among concerned stakeholders and discusses the practice of value management in various developed and developing countries.

Construction Management

Author : Chris March
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Construction Management: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive textbook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the book essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a broad base of understanding about the industry. Part I outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager. Part II covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies. Part III details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing. Part IV covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management. Part V covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being. Part VI concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers. The book keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful figures, tables and case studies from industry.

Lean Construction Management

Author : Shang Gao
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The book presents a mixed research method adopted to assess and present the Toyota Way practices within construction firms in general and for firms in China specifically. The results of an extensive structured questionnaire survey based on the Toyota Way-styled attributes identified were developed and data collected from building professionals working in construction firms is presented. The quantitative data presented in the book explains the status quo of the Toyota Way-styled practices implemented in the construction industry, as well as the extent to which these attributes were perceived for lean construction management. The book highlights all the actionable attributes derived from the Toyota Way model appreciated by the building professionals, but alerts the readers that some attributes felled short of implementation. Further findings from in-depth interviews and case studies are also presented in the book to provide to readers an understanding how these Toyota Way practices can be implemented in real-life projects. Collectively, all the empirical findings presented in this book can serve to enhance understanding of Toyota Way practices in the lean construction management context. The readers are then guided through to understand the gaps between actual practice and Toyota Way-styled practices, and the measures that they may undertake to circumvent the challenges for implementation. The book also presents to readers the SWOT analysis that addresses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats towards the implementation of the Toyota Way in the construction industry. The book prescribes the Toyota Way model for use in construction firms to strategically implement lean construction management. The checklist presented in the book enables readers to draw lessons that may be used additionally as a holistic assessment tool for measuring the maturity of firms with respect to their Toyota Way implementation. Consequent to this, management would then be in a better position to develop plans for Toyota Way implementation by focusing on weak areas, strengthening them, and thus increasing the likelihood of success in the implementation of the Toyota Way. In a nutshell, this book provides a comprehensive and valuable resource for firms not only in the construction industry but also businesses outside of the construction sector to better understand the Toyota Way and how this understanding can translate to implementation of lean construction/business management to enhance profitability and survivability in an increasingly competitive global market place.

New Management Approaches in Construction Penerbit USM

Author : Mastura Jaafar
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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.


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

Essentials of Construction Project Management

Author : Martin Loosemore
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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.