Managing Residential Construction Projects: Strategies and Solutions

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 14, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 555 pages
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Chapter 1 Mission
Chapter 2 Valuation
Chapter 3 Time
Chapter 4 Building
Chapter 5 Residential Construction Management
Chapter 6 Operations
Chapter 7 Crisis and Siege Management
The Art of Negotiation and Survival
American Institute of Architects AIA Documents
Construction Management Association of America CMAA Documents
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Recommended Standard RS232C
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Page xxvi - Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! this our fathers did for us.
Page 47 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel ; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Page 363 - Failure of the Contractor to make payments properly to subcontractors or for material or labor.
Page 127 - Division 1 : General Requirements Division 2: Site Work Division 3: Concrete Division 4: Masonry Division 5: Metals Division 6: Wood and Plastics Division 7: Thermal and Moisture Protection Division 8: Doors and Windows...
Page 258 - Substantial Completion is the stage in the progress of the Work when the Work or designated portion thereof is sufficiently complete in accordance with the Contract Documents so the Owner can occupy or utilize the Work for its intended use.
Page 416 - It is a rare case where loss of productivity can be proven by books and records; almost always it has to be proven by the opinion of expert witnesses.
Page 73 - Architect, which drawings and specifications are identified by the signatures of the parties hereto, and become hereby a part of this contract.
Page 280 - Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the COST OF THE WORK PLUS A FEE...

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Derek Graham has more than 20 years of experience in construction and construction project management. Currently an independent consultant in the New York City high-end residential sector as an owner's representative, quality control inspector/specialist, planner, and expert witness, he has also worked extensively in the commercial and hospitality sectors. Mr. Graham is skilled in all aspects of construction, including building trades, cost estimating, contract negotiation, troubleshooting, financial reporting, and crisis management.

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