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Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies

Format:  Paperback,

275 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Feb 2009

ISBN-13: 9781428305182

ISBN-10: 1428305181

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With a fresh approach that addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century, this book provides an overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid, foundational concepts in "traditional" areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating and scheduling. Setting it apart from traditional books on the subject, it breaks away from these traditional areas to explore emerging areas of interest, such as "mega-projects," design-build construction, public private partnerships, the application of information technology to construction, configuration management, and sustainable construction. With thorough, up-to-date information and detailed explanations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the up-and-coming state of the construction management industry.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Feb 2009
ISBN-13: 9781428305182
ISBN-10: 1428305181
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 275
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.1

Chapter outline

The Nature of the Construction Industry
Introduction to Construction
Some Statistics About the Construction Industry
Projects and the Construction Industry
Comparison of Construction and Automobile Manufacturing
Construction Project paricipants
Specialization within the Construction Industry
Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry
Megaprojects
Globalization
The US Transportation Infrastructure Crisis
The Importance of Ethics in the Construction Industry
Careers in Construction
Methods of Delivering Construction Projects
Introduction
Basic Construction Contractual Arrangements
Public and Private Owners
Construction Contract Types
Competitive Bidding
Unit Price and Lump Sum Projects
Steps in the Competitive Bidding Process
Completion of the Design and the Development of the Bid Package
Advertising the Bid
Obtaining the Bid Package
Preparing the Bid
Design Changes During the Bidding Period
Pre-Bid Meetings
Submitting the Bid and the Bid Opening
Award of Contract Notice to Proceed
Bid Security and Bid Bonds
Bid Package Details
Specifications
General Conditions
Special Conditions
The Complexity of Bidding
The Importance of General Conditions During Construction
Change Orders
Time Extensions
The Ethics of Competitive Bidding
Change Orders and Disputes during Construction
Introduction
Change Orders
Changed Conditions
Design Errors and Omissions
Change in Project Design
Negotiating Change Orders
Contractor+s Duty to Perform Change Order Work
Issues Related to Time and Delay
Liquidated Damages
Time Extensions
Resolving Construction Disputes
Dispute Resolution Boards and On-Site Neutrals
Arbitration and Mediation
Litigation
Partnering
Value Engineering
Construction Management Contracts: An Alternative to Design-Bid-Build
Introduction
Construction Management Contract Formats
Agency Construction Management
At-Risk Construction Management Contracts
Design Build Procurement: Combining the Designer and the Contractor
Introduction a. Potential Benefits of Using Design-Build
The Design-Bid Process
The Request for Proposals: Defining the Project Scope
Competitive Procurement: One-Step and Two-Step Procurement
Preliminary Designs Included in the RFP
Formations of Teams and Consortiums
Additional Legal Risks for Contractors with Design-Build
Emerging Trends in Project Procurement: Public Private Partnerships
Introduction
Reasons for the Emergence of Public-Private Partnerships
The Structure of Public Private Partnerships
Build-Operate-Transfer
Design-Build-Finance-Operate
Examples of Public Private Partnerships
BOT Projects
DBFO Projects
Conclusions
Cost Control, Profitability and Cash Flow
Monitoring costs during construction
Assessing project profitability
Construction accounting and the profitability of the firm
Cash flow during construction
Unbalanced bids
Financing
Using computer software for accounting cost control
The JobView software
Monitoring project profitability using the software
Producing financial documents
A Short Introduction to Scheduling and Planning
The importance of planning
Increasing project complexity
Linear scheduling techniques
Line-of Balance Analysis
Example applications
The Critical Path Method
Introduction
Benefits
History
The Basics of CPM
Activity
Network diagrams
Calculations
Computers and Scheduling
Discussion of available programs
Examples of input and output i
Interpretation of output
Managing Project Complexity: Configuration Management
Introduction
Increasing project complexity
The need to manage the effect of changes on project scope
Definition of Configuration Management
The Configuratio

Book description

With a fresh approach that addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century, this book provides an overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid, foundational concepts in "traditional" areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating and scheduling. Setting it apart from traditional books on the subject, it breaks away from these traditional areas to explore emerging areas of interest, such as "mega-projects", design-build construction, public private partnerships, the application of information technology to construction, configuration management, and sustainable construction. With thorough, up-to-date information and detailed explanations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the up-and-coming state of the construction management industry.

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Rated 1 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by a nightmare I counted 12 errors in just 2 chapters. I called the publisher and latter e-mailed the publisher. I have received no unswer at all. It looks to me as if this book was printed from one of the many revitions a books has to go trougth before the final issue is signed out.Do no buy this book! 04/05/2011
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