Construction Management JumpStart
eBook - ePub

Construction Management JumpStart

The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Barbara J. Jackson

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eBook - ePub

Construction Management JumpStart

The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Barbara J. Jackson

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About This Book

Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book

The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process.

Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession.

  • Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry
  • Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role
  • Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them
  • Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks
  • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding

The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Publisher's Note
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: The Construction Industry
  11. Chapter 2: What Is Construction Management?
  12. Chapter 3: How We Get the Work
  13. Chapter 4: The Construction Contract
  14. Chapter 5: Project Stages
  15. Chapter 6: Estimating Project Costs
  16. Chapter 7: Contract Administration
  17. Chapter 8: Construction Operations and Job Site Management
  18. Chapter 9: Project Planning and Scheduling
  19. Chapter 10: Monitoring Project Performance
  20. Chapter 11: Managing Quality and Safety
  21. Chapter 12: Managing Project Risks
  22. Chapter 13: Building Information Modeling
  23. Appendix A: Common Acronyms Used in Construction
  24. Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
  25. Glossary
  26. Index
  27. Wiley End User License Agreement