Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 7, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
PROVEN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODS

Fully revised to cover the most current contract information and green building guidelines, Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition provides project managers and general contractors with the skills necessary to run every phase of a construction job. This practical guide discusses estimating, purchasing, contract administration, team management, quality control and quality assurance, safety, and other topics essential to completing a project on time and within budget.

Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition features:

  • A new chapter on ConsensusDOCS, AIA Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean Construction contract documents
  • Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Green Format Specifications and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2009 Certification System
  • Updated construction industry statistics and trends
  • Current safety data from OSHA
  • The latest court decisions on key construction topics

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES:
Introduction to the Construction Industry * Start of the Construction Process * General Conditions to the Construction Contract * Bonds and Insurance * Organizing the Project Team * Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Start * Estimating * Buying Out the Job * Change Orders * Quality Control and Quality Assurance * Project Documentation * Claims, Disputes, Arbitration, and Mediation * Safety in Construction * Design-Build * Sustainability and Green Buildings * Interoperability and Building Information Modeling (BIM)

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Construction Industry
1
Chapter 2 The Start of the Construction Process
15
Chapter 3 The General Conditions to the Construction Contract
51
Chapter 4 ConsensusDOCS Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction Contracts
67
Chapter 5 Bonds and Insurance
93
Chapter 6 Organizing the Project Team
111
Chapter 7 Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Start
143
Chapter 8 Estimating
167
Chapter 11 Quality Control and Quality Assurance
259
Chapter 12 Project Documentation
279
Chapter 13 Claims Disputes Arbitration and Mediation
313
Chapter 14 Safety in Construction
361
Chapter 15 DesignBuild
395
Chapter 16 Sustainability and Green Buildings
425
Chapter 17 Interoperability and Building Information Modeling BIM
451
Index
471

Chapter 9 Buying Out the Job
191
Chapter 10 The Change Orders
227

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About the author (2011)

Sidney M. Levy is an independent construction industry consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the profession. He is the author of numerous books on construction methods and operations, including Construction Databook 2nd Edition, Design-Build Project Delivery, and Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual. Mr. Levy was awarded the British Chartered Institute of Building Silver Medal for Project Management in Construction, Third Edition, in the category of Managing Construction.

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