Construction Management JumpStart (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 26, 2006 - Computers - 352 pages
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Launch Your Construction Management Career—Quickly and Effectively

Written by an experienced construction management specialist, Construction Management JumpStart provides all the core information you need, whether you're considering a new career or expanding your responsibilities:

  • Understanding the functions of construction management
  • Understanding the design and construction process
  • Working with contracts documents
  • Estimating project costs
  • Administering contracts
  • Managing the job site
  • Creating and maintaining a project schedule
  • Measuring project performance
  • Controlling quality
  • Ensuring project safety
  

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From what I have read so far in the book it has given me a few ideas of which way to go in the Construction Management Field. Stiil looking it over as I get time but feel it would be a big help to those in the construction business and management field. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Construction Industry
1
Chapter 2 What Is Construction Management?
35
Chapter 3 How We Get the Work
63
Chapter 4 The Construction Contract
87
Chapter 5 Project Stages
109
Chapter 6 Estimating Project Costs
131
Chapter 7 Contract Administration
163
Chapter 8 Construction Operations and Job Site Management
191
Chapter 9 Project Planning and Scheduling
227
Chapter 10 Monitoring Project Performance
247
Chapter 11 Managing Quality and Safety
271
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
297
Glossary
311
Index
317
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About the author (2006)

Barbara Jackson, is the CEO/President, Design-Build Services, Inc and Professor of Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University. She holds a B.S. Housing & Design/Construction Management, a Ph.D., Education & Human Resources, and is a licensed Class A Contractor.

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