Project Management in Construction (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

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9780071464178: Project Management in Construction (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

Step-by-step advice on making every construction job profitable and successful

Covering every aspect of the job, from writing initial contracts to complying with OSHA regulations, this trusted resource outlines the essential tenets of project management including estimating, purchasing, and administration of the contract.

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Harness Today's Most Powerful Project Management Methods to Successfully Run Any Construction Job from Start to Finish!

From drafting the initial contract to complying with safety regulations, the revised Fifth Edition of Project Management in Construction equips contractors and project managers with the tools they need to run every phase of a construction job. This updated classic leads readers step by step through the basics of project management (PM), including estimating, purchasing, contract administration, and other topics critical to supervising a profitable project delivered on time and with a minimum of change orders.

Fast Track Your Construction PM Skills
* Introduction to the Construction Industry * Start of the Construction Process * Successful Project Completion Depends Upon Successful Commencement * General Conditions of a Construction Contract * Estimating * Project Organization * Buying Out the Job * Quality Control and Quality Assurance * Project Cost Control Procedures * Change Orders and Liquidated Damages Clauses * Project Documentation * Claims, Disputes, Arbitration, and Mediation * Design-Build * Safety in Construction * Bonds and Insurance * Green Buildings * Interoperability and Building Information Modeling

The Fifth Edition of this must-have PM resource features:

  • Greatly expanded coverage of design-build
  • Updated safety data from OSHA
  • The latest legal opinions and court decisions on key construction topics
  • Pitfalls to avoid when dealing with the unknowns associated with renovation and rehab work
  • New material on ethics in the industry; new guidance on estimating a project during design; and four new chapters: Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Commencement, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Sustainability and Green Buildings, and Interoperability and Building Information Modeling

About the Author:

Sidney M. Levy is an independent construction industry consultant in Baltimore, Maryland with more than 40 years of experience in the profession. He is the author of numerous books on construction methods and operations, including Construction Databook, Design-Build Project Delivery, and Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual. Mr. Levy was awarded the British Chartered Institute of Building Silver Medal for Project Management in Construction, Third Edition, in the category of Managing Construction.

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