Filled with practical advice for all aspects of the construction manager's role, this invaluable book fills a need for training in this essential subject, to ensure greater efficiency on site and smoother client-contractor relations. Developed as a handy-reference guide for practitioners and also useful for students, it covers the broad range of responsibilities associated with the role, providing clear guidance and in-depth coverage of the essentials. Topics include financial responsibilities and how to handle them, tender preparation, people management, health and safety, contracts, subcontracting, measurement and quantities, insurance and risk and many more simple and effective methods for turning construction projects into reality.
Practical Project Management for Building and Construction covers the 14 knowledge areas of project management that are essential for successful projects in the construction industry. For each knowledge area, it explains the processes for scope, time, risk, cost, and resource management. Filled with work and process flow diagrams, it demonstrates how projects progress throughout the project life cycle. The book details the processes that must be included in the management process to deliver projects on time and within budget. The processes and knowledge areas described reference the ISO 10006 Standard (guidelines for quality management in projects), the international project management standards of the PMBOK® Guide, and the rapidly emerging ISO 21500 standard. Coverage includes change management, working environment, quality and communication, and procurement management. Illustrating the entire project process, this pioneering reference: Reports on regulations from the European Union and the United States that impact construction projects Identifies the knowledge areas a project manager must control Examines time-tested strategies, various types of contracts, remuneration forms, and contract close out Includes many examples and templates to help you generate essential project documents The book supplies accessible information on a range of helpful tools such as work breakdown structure and earned value. Explaining how to use a network diagram with its gaps and critical paths, the methods described in the text will help you control the WHAT, HOW, and WHEN to do things as well as WHO is responsible for doing them, which will lead to successful project management. Because a large part of the book addresses general project management concepts, the lessons learned will also be helpful to project managers outside the building and construction industry.
In 1991 the Chartered Institute of Building initiated a multi-institute task force and a Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development was published in 1992, with second and third editions in 1996 and 2002. Like previous editions, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. The fourth edition includes a range of new illustrations and high profile examples, and features new guidance on: CDM regulations Project planning Change management Project management software Mobile technology The range of procurement options The European perspective Contracts Effective project management involves the assessment and management of risk, and this is a strong theme throughout the Code. The Code of Practice provides an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of construction project management. It will be a key reference source for clients, contractors and professionals, irrespective of the size and nature of the project.
Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
The latest edition of the gold standard in construction project management references The newly revised sixth edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment, prepared by the Chartered Institute of Building, is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference covering the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. This latest edition covers the new technologies, internationalisation, changing legislation, and productivity and profitability challenges faced by contractors which all combine to drive significant change in the industry. The book demonstrates the application of systematic documentation and quality control to complex construction projects and offers guidance and tools that link key principles to practical project management. It is worldwide in scope and widely recognised as the industry standard on the subject. With fresh discussions of quality assurance, global codes and standards, time management, joint ventures, contract compliance, supply chain integration, design digitisation, and much more, the Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment also includes: A thorough introduction to project inception, feasibility analysis, strategy, and the pre-construction process Comprehensive explorations of the construction stage of projects, as well as testing and commissioning, and project completion, handover, and operation Practical discussions of post-completion review A glossary and index of essential terms in construction project management Perfect for project management professionals in construction contracting and client organisations, Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment will also earn a place in the libraries of undergraduate and postgraduate students of project management and construction-related subjects. The Chartered Institute of Building is the world’s largest professional body for construction management and leadership. It has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. Members across the world work in the development, conservation, and improvement of the built environment.
"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.
Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.
Fundamental Theories of Mega Infrastructure Construction Management: Theoretical Considerations from Chinese Practices is a collection of decades of research and applications of managing megaprojects using theories of complex systems and management sciences. It presents basic (classical) theory of megaproject management and is a showcase of more than 30 years of research of complex system and management sciences on the theory of megaproject management resulting from the integrating of theory and practice of megaprojects. The theory and models have undergone rigorous systematic testing during the management and implementation of megaprojects in China. Megaprojects are huge undertakings, often in infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, airports, etc.) that involve huge levels of investment, often take years to complete, and typically run into delays, cost overruns, and any number of unforeseen problems. Over the last few decades, no one country has undertaken more of these projects than China, and this book presents the fundamental theories underlying the practice of Mega Infrastructure Construction Management as practiced in China. Individual chapters provide a basic definition of Mega Infrastructure Construction and it’s management; an overview of the theories behind it; the Formation Path; basic concepts; fundamental principles; scientific problems; the Method System of Meta-synthesis; specialized methods in research; and intelligent management of Mega Infrastructure Construction. Although the theoretical construction management problems in this book are derived from construction practices in China, they can be applied universally and extended for great fundamental significance.
This volume provides a guide to managing all aspects of a construction project. This is a new edition of this guide to the subject which includes a new chapter devoted solely to the planning process and another on legal aspects of scheduling.
In the 2nd edition, this book conveys updated content and, in addition to classic project management, now also agile project management in a practical manner and serves as a toolbox for projects. To this end, the most important terms and phases of project management are first explained in a standard-compliant manner. Then this book deals with cross-project cross-sectional topics and project phase-specific content, divided into agile and classic project management. Tips and hints, examples, templates and checklists from project practice in the automotive and IT environment complement the contents. For student readers, there is also an extensive question catalog to consolidate the knowledge learned. This gives readers good and quick access to the topic of project management and helps them to be able to carry out their projects successfully.
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.
Projects are important to industry, but project performance continually disappoints stakeholder expectations. Organizations react to this performance problem in many ways, and purchase consultancy, training, methods and tools as possible solutions. There is no published evidence that any of these solutions are consistently successful in improving project performance. This thesis answers the question, "What can be done to improve project management practices, and thus project performance?" by demonstrating that a novel form of continuous action research can contribute such evidence.