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Construction Management JumpStart

The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Jackson, Barbara J.


3. Auflage März 2020
512 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-45101-3
John Wiley & Sons

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The bestselling introduction to the field, updated and expanded

Construction Management Jumpstart is the definitive introduction to the field, providing a detailed walkthrough of each stage of a project from the construction manager's perspective. Authoritative coverage of fundamental concepts and practices clearly delineates the manager's role, while step-by-step guidance provides valuable instruction for essential management duties. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the field's current environment and best practices, giving students a highly-relevant introduction to an evolving industry. Three new chapters include insightful discussion of the pre-construction phase, team management, and sustainability; challenging chapter review questions help reinforce important concepts and help translate them to practice.

Construction managers work alongside project managers, and use many of the same tried-and-true techniques--but construction managers must also adhere to a vast array of industry-specific standards and regulations. This book helps you build a foundation in critical concepts and practices while tailoring traditional project management techniques to the construction management sphere.
* Understand essential management roles and responsibilities for each stage of a construction project
* Learn how to estimate costs, administer contracts, manage operations, monitor performance, assess risks, and more
* Explore critical concepts in planning and scheduling that help keep projects running on-time and on-budget
* Discover how Building Information Modeling software is impacting the industry, and how it affects construction management

Evolving regulations, advancing technology, and economies in flux all impact the construction industry in a number of ways; management's job is to clear obstacles to delivery and streamline the project's completion. To be effective, construction managers must stay up to date on the latest tools and best practices, and have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of the role. Construction Management Jumpstart provides a practical, highly-relevant introduction to the field.

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Author xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Construction Industry 1

Chapter 2 What is Construction Management? 43

Chapter 3 How We Get the Work 75

Chapter 4 The Construction Contract 99

Chapter 5 Project Stages 123

Chapter 6 Managing the Project Team 147

Chapter 7 Performing Pre-construction Services 175

Chapter 8 Estimating Project Costs 197

Chapter 9 Contract Administration 233

Chapter 10 Construction Operations and Job Site Management 263

Chapter 11 Project Planning and Scheduling 301

Chapter 12 Monitoring Project Performance 323

Chapter 13 Managing Quality and Safety 347

Chapter 14 Managing Project Risks 373

Chapter 15 BIM and Beyond 395

Chapter 16 Sustainability and the Built Environment 413

Appendix A Common Acronyms Used in Construction 433

Appendix B Answers to Review Questions 435

Glossary 457

Index 467
Barbara J. Jackson, PhD, FDBIA, is Director of the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management in the Daniels College of Business, at the University of Denver. She is also a Professor of Construction Management and Design-Build at DU. She holds a BS in Housing and Design, an MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor and design-builder, she is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on alternative project delivery, integrated project leadership, and the transforming culture of the AEC industry.