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Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction

Alison Dykstra

What it takes to develop, plan, and manage a successful construction project

An expanded and updated third edition of this bestselling text provides the reader with the basics on what it takes to design, develop, and construct our buildings and neighborhoods. Written in an accessible and readable style, Construction Project Management provides readers at all skill levels with crucial background information often overlooked in other texts, including:

  • The roles of the major players-owners, designers, general and specialty contractors
  • Why contractors should avoid some jobs and how to get the right ones
  • What bidding is and why the low bid isn't always the best bid
  • How to develop cost estimates and schedules, and why they are central to project success
  • Why different types of construction contracts carry different levels of risk
  • How a contractor can bring in a job on time and on budget

New chapters explore:

  • Technology and the ways new software, materials, and products are changing construction project management and the role of industry workers
  • How the growing emphasis on sustainability and climate resiliency impacts the construction industry

Plus much, much more:

  • Codes, standards, and zoning
  • Alternative project delivery methods
  • ConsensusDocs and AIA documents, MasterFormat and BIM
  • Managing changes and avoiding disputes
  • Project close-out
  • Licensing and training

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kirshner Books
  • Publish Date: Oct 2nd, 2018
  • Pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0003
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.00in - 1.11in - 2.08lb
  • EAN: 9780982703458
  • Categories: Construction - General
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