Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals
Have you ever completed a great project and thought, "Why can't they all be like this?" Have you ever managed a project plagued by cost and schedule overruns and endless discussions that never seemed to reach a conclusion and thought, "Why does it have to be so hard?" and "There must be a better way." Are you managing projects and supervising others you don't quite remember the information you learned in school? Have you realized technology has changed and now you're facing new challenges? This book solves these problems. It is designed for working professionals in the building business who have already achieved success in their career and want to do more. Building owners and managers, facility managers, designers, project managers, superintendents, foreman, and lenders and insurers can learn to be in the top couple percent of the project team. This book will help you understand project planning and management, estimating, and scheduling to know whom to hire and how to manage them. You'll learn about products, equipment, systems, and materials so you can answer tough technical questions and ensure that you are getting the required results. Learn how to minimize technical problems and schedule delays with "robust engineering" and "tolerant fit." Results are the focus—what you need to know to manage well right now. All subjects (chapter by chapter) can be learned in about an hour, and require no previous knowledge of the subject. You do not have to read the book cover to cover—or enter a classroom—to benefit right away.
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