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9780071822312: Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Third Edition

The Latest, Most Effective Engineering and Construction project Management Strategies

Fully revised throughout, this up-to-date guide presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the initial conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. The book emphasizes project management duringthe beginning stages of project development to influence the quality, cost, and schedule of a project as early in the process as possible. Featuring an all-new chapter on risk management, the third edition also includes new sections on:

  • Ensuring project quality
  • The owner's team
  • Parametric estimating
  • Importance of the estimator
  • Formats for work breakdown structures
  • Design work packages
  • Benefits of planning
  • Calculations to verify schedules and cost distributions
  • Common problems in managing design
  • Build-operate-transfer delivery methods

Based on the author's decades of experience in working with hundreds of project managers, this essential resource includes many new real-world examples and updated sample problems.

Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Third Edition, covers:

  • Working with project teams
  • Project initiation
  • Early estimates
  • Project budgeting
  • Development of work plan
  • Design proposals
  • Project scheduling
  • Tracking work
  • Design coordination
  • Construction phase
  • Project close out
  • Personal management skills
  • Risk management

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An up-to-date, professional construction project management resource for engineers involved in the early stages of project development

Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Third Edition is a fully updated, professional version of a renowned project management text, ideal for civil, structural, chemical, and mechanical engineers. The book focuses on getting involved in decision-making at the initial design phase to influence the overall project quality, cost, and schedule as early in the process as possible. The impact of engineering design on the construction phase of a project is fully discussed. Detailed examples are included throughout this unique resource.

  • Follows the 7 steps of a project, from definition to close out
  • New chapter on risk assessment and risk analysis
  • Perfect study material for the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying), professional engineer (PE), and other licensing exams

About the Author:

Garold Oberlender, Ph.D. (Stillwater, OK) was professor and coordinator of the graduate program in construction engineering and project management in the School of Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He is the coauthor of Estimating Construction Costs, Fourth Edition.

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