Managing the Construction Process

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Frederick Gould  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
360
Pub.-date
December 2010
ISBN13
9780138135966
ISBN
0138135967
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Description

For a combined course in Estimating, Scheduling and/or Control; a course in Construction Process; or an Introduction to Construction Management.

 

Managing the Construction Process: Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control, Fourth Edition, covers all areas of the Construction Management industry-with a balanced focus on both theory and practicality. Helping students gain a working knowledge of the whole Building Industry, this text provides the technical skills required to manage a construction project from conception through occupancy. Emphasizing current industry practices, it makes a useful reference for the construction professional.

 

Features

For a combined course in Estimating, Scheduling and/or Control; a course in Construction Process; or an Introduction to Construction Management.

 

Managing the Construction Process: Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control, Fourth Edition, covers all areas of the Construction Management industry-with a balanced focus on both theory and practicality. Helping students gain a working knowledge of the whole Building Industry, this text provides the technical skills required to manage a construction project from conception through occupancy. Emphasizing current industry practices, it makes a useful reference for the construction professional.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Office building example problem.

  • Reinforces students' understanding of material with real-world view of the field.   

Square foot residential estimates.

  • Shows students how to prepare and present timely cost information for project participants.   

Background theory, fundamentals and practical applications.

  • Provides students with knowledge of building industry and the technical skills required to manage a construction project.

Project Highlights case study.

  • Enables students to relate text material to an actual MIT project. 

Photos and illustrations throughout.

  • Provides students with visual reinforcement of concepts and information by adding interest. 

Learning objectives, chapter outlines and review questions.

  • Guides students through material and enables them to self-test.

Instructor's Manual.

  • Provides instructors with necessary teaching aids. 

New to this Edition

Totally reorganized and rewritten Section Four, "Project Control,"-contains three chapters. 

  • The first chapter (chapter 11) focuses on basic project control theory with construction applications. 
  • Chapter 12 focuses on preparing a project for construction. It looks at the integration of estimating and scheduling information, min-cost scheduling, and the preparation of cash flow projections. 
  • Chapter 13 focuses on “control in action” and the process that construction managers should use to control cost and schedule.   

Costs have been updated-throughout the text. 

  • Pricing updates provide students with realistic estimating examples.

Reorganized and improved-project control tools section.

  • Focuses students' attention on the tools and processes necessary to manage a project from conception through occupancy.

  Updated to address-current industry trends.

  • Covers integrated project delivery and LEED/Green applications.   

Provides students with real-world reinforcement-of the text material. 

  • Industry Authorized sidebars have been added.
  • Includes a revised "learning curve” sidebar.
  • An updated Advanced Project Management: Art and Science of Interdependent Disciplines provides some excellent Building Information Management examples.  
  • The sidebar addressing cost/schedule integration has been updated. 
  • Many updated photos throughout the text.

Table of Contents

I. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

  1. Industry and the Project.

  2. The Project Management Process.

  3. Construction Contracts and Delivery Methods.

 

II. ESTIMATING.

  4. Estimating Fundamentals.

  5. Conceptual and Square Foot Estimating.

  6. Assemblies Estimating.

  7. Detailed Estimating.

 

III. SCHEDULING.

  8. Scheduling Fundamentals.

  9. Network Construction.

10. Activity Duration and Network Calculations.

 

IV. PROJECT CONTROL.

11. Fundamentals of Project Control.

12. Cost, Schedule, and Resource Control.

13. Updating the Project: Control in Practice.

 

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Index.


Instructor Resources