Residential Construction Management: Managing According to the Project Lifecycle

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J. Ross Publishing, Mar 15, 2010 - Architecture - 288 pages
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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing—readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can’t afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real-world case studies.

Key FeaturesWalks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction managementOffers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current projectDiscusses how to approach a banker and secure financing – especially valuable in the current marketShows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project planWAV offers a downloadable building specification form, change order authorization form, construction schedule, sample budget, construction flowchart, a guide to working with bankers for spec home loans, and much more – available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
 

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Contents

Project Management and Residential Construction
1
Initiating the Construction Project
15
Planning the Construction Project
37
Executing the Construction Project
117
Controlling the Construction Project
181
Closing the Construction Project
247
Index
261
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About the author (2010)

After Joseph Griffin obtained a bachelor's degree in business management, he went on to begin working full-time in both the real estate and construction industry while simultaneously earning his Masters of Business Administration through Lenoir-Rhyne University. He later earned a Masters of Project Management through Western Carolina University. Joseph is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a member of the Project Management Institute, a member of both local REALTOR® associations and the National Association of REALTORS® and holds the Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation. He has authored several articles on construction and project management which have been featured in national publications.

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