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Construction Management

Author : Jason G Smith
ISBN : 9781439858486
Genre : Business & Economics
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A single mistake, whether made during the bidding process or when executing a construction project, can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. Of course, the sooner mistakes are caught, the less costly they become. Based on the authors’ combined experience working on projects large and small, Construction Management: Subcontractor Scopes of Work delineates how project teams can avoid mistakes and run projects more intelligently, effectively, and efficiently. This book’s concentration on the nuts and bolts of a construction project, rather than on basic philosophies and concepts, sets it apart. It focuses not on the mechanics of writing subcontract scopes of work, but on why they are written the way they are. Designed by contractors for contractors, this is not a book of simple checklists describing how to address various issues, but a compilation of practical examples and lessons learned to form a knowledge base that can be applied to any project. This knowledge can be used to prepare bid documents that clearly define the roles of the various subcontractors, ensuring the full scope of the project is covered without redundancy or duplication. Provides invaluable training while minimizing lost productivity! Auxiliary multiple choice tests and answer keys are available for download from the CRC website. Using this feature, executives will spend less time preparing and presenting in-house seminars, employees can study when they want and take the tests at opportune times. With this book and downloadable tests, the productivity lost due to training is reduced tremendously. Disagreements over the scope of work required of a general contractor and/or trade subcontractors that ultimately end in construction disputes plague the construction industry. This book elucidates problematic aspects of construction projects while also providing insight into the different perspectives of the various project team members. It delivers helpful information that prevents gaps in subcontract coverage and scope disagreements and reduces potential construction disputes.

Residential Construction Management

Author : Joseph A. Griffin
ISBN : 9781604270228
Genre : Architecture
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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. Residential Construction Management provides 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 — you will more clearly understand the true 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 Features ¦ Walks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction management ¦ Offers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current project ¦ Shows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project plan ¦ 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

The Project Management Coaching Workbook

Author : Susanne Madsen
ISBN : 9781523097036
Genre : Business & Economics
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Take These Six Steps to Reach Your Project Management and Leadership Goals! Starting with an insightful self-assessment, The Project Management Coaching Workbook: Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential offers tools, questions, reviews, guiding practices, and exercises that will help you build your roadmap to project management and leadership success. Based on her experience as a coach and mentor, Susanne Madsen offers a proven six-step method designed to help you understand and articulate what you want to achieve—and then assist you in achieving those goals. This workbook will help project managers at any level overcome some of the most common challenges they face by: • Effectively managing a demanding workload • Leading and motivating a team • Building effective relationships with senior stakeholders • Managing risks, issues, and changes to scope • Delegating effectively

Construction Business Management

Author : Nick B. Ganaway
ISBN : 9781136414879
Genre : Architecture
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Only 43 per cent of U.S. construction firms remain in business after four years. Why? Inadequate management, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is surprising because most construction firms are formed by ambitious construction project managers, executives and tradesmen who have excelled at what they have been doing. But as experienced as these entrepreneurs may be, they are not likely prepared to take on the full range of responsibilities forced on them in managing the business of construction in its entirety. While this business failure rate and its causes are based on U.S. experience, available data from a number of other industrialized countries shows they are similar. This book describes in detail what the business side of the construction equation requires of the construction firm owner. The contractor who quickly learns these requirements can identify and avoid or manage around the pitfalls that cause the high failure rate in our industry and put his or her construction firm on a level playing field with the best-run companies in the business. The detailed duties of the owner, whether in the U.S., U.K., Australia or Canada, are a common theme throughout the book. The author, Nick Ganaway, speaks peer-to-peer, and the book is sprinkled with supporting examples from his own experience. He is immersed in the industry and this book is "based on the things I've learned, used, and refined as a light-commercial general contractor in the course of starting and operating my own construction firm for 25 years." The contractor doing $5 million or $50 million or more in annual sales or the equivalent amount in other countries, or the entrepreneur who is just starting up, can use the tried and proven material in this book to build a business that is profitable, enjoyable, and enduring. Additionally, the book devotes a chapter to specializing in chain-store construction.

Book Of Elm

Author : Ron Pestone
ISBN : 9781625500625
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“I know 20 people who should read this book and live by it but some of them are my competition and I hope they never read it. The vendor relationship spoken about in this book is imperative, some contractors think they can burn or abuse vendors and it always comes back to haunt them. This is a necessary and important book.” Garry Boyce Jr., President, Boyce Excavating Co. Inc. Major excavating contractor in upper New York State. “Mr. Pestone has hit the nail on the head with this book. It’s a must read for anyone in the industry. He writes to the construction person who is working his way up the ranks or worked up through the ranks, in a language that is right from the job site. He makes a very interesting read on a subject that could be very difficult.” Ed Dillon, Estimator, TDX Construction Corp. Managed the construction of projects for more than three billion dollars and is ranked as one of the ten largest CM firms in the region. “If you are going into this crazy business or have been in it for a lifetime…read this book…you will learn something from a honest…tell it like it is guy who has been on both sides of the table. Wish he wrote it 25 years ago…” Thomas Iannelli, President, Iannelli Construction Corp. CMAA Metro New York/New Jersey Award of Excellence, NY Construction News Top Contractor of the Year, Subcontractors Trade Association, Builder of the Year. “The writer has shared an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry that few get the experience to obtain. A work life as a contractor, a Vice President for a major subcontractor and an executive for an owner with a billion dollar per year construction program, all in the New York City market has given Ron the perspective of the building environment from both sides of the table. Ron’s experience has produced a book that should be a part of everyone’s tool kit [including all] who lecture, teach, or work on construction management and contracting methods and procedures.” Robert Landrigan, Sr. Director, Construction Services NYC School Construction Authority, Ret. “The Book of ELM, Common Sense Subcontracting with ELM Job costing by Ron Pestone is the result of 50 plus years as a veteran of the subcontracting community. Ron provides a treasury of knowledge of the construction business and a toolkit for job costing that requires a minimum of data input without the need to utilize the traditional tedious cost coding. The author is passionate about this business and provides tremendous insight into how to survive in the subcontractor’s world.” Chuck Marino, President, AMCC Construction Corp. Rated 7th in 2101 in Design Buildings and 9th as New York Top Educational Facilities Contractor. “It was great reading about what the construction industry, all know. Without question, this book should be used to teach a primary course in Construction Management. I am thinking about purchasing copies of this book to present to some of my clients I wish would follow its advice. The comments are witty and I felt as though I was listening to a conversation at an onsite construction meeting. Vincent G. Riverso, Principal, Riverso Associates, Inc. An organization of Construction, Scheduling, Engineering and Architectural Professionals providing Construction Management, Owners Representative Services, Construction Claim support, Construction Accounting, CPM Scheduling, Consulting Estimating, Value Engineering and Design Build Services. “Ron Pestone has hit the nail on the head with ELM Job Costing. Even with a bad estimate, by applying Ron’s approach to project control & accounting you can usually mitigate your losses or maybe even make some ‘lemonade’ with the ‘lemon.’ Ron addresses these topics directly and in no uncertain terms. Also Ron’s book gave me another outlook on some topics, which will hopefully help me in the future. Ron knows his topics very well; he has spent a lot of time in the ‘trenches.’ Therefore, it is highly recommended that you carefully read his book and implement its guidelines on each category. I believe that you’ll enjoy it as it’s not only a quick and easy read but also as very informative and as a quick reference guide.” John Stacom, Principal, R. Stacom Consultants Inc. Former Senior Vice President, WDF Inc. A major mechanical contractor in NYC.

Construction Process Planning And Management

Author : Sidney M Levy
ISBN : 0080949800
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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By their very nature, construction projects can create seemingly endless opportunities for conflict. Written by a best selling author with over 40 years of experiences in the construction and general contracting business, Construction Process Planning and Management provides you with the necessary tools to save time and money on your construction project. In this book, Sid Levy provides valuable advice for avoiding or working through the common problems that are a result of the long-term nature of construction projects, failure to select a ?project delivery system? appropriate to the project, incomplete drawing and specifications, unrealistic scheduling, poor communication and coordination among participants, and inadequate contract administration. From project genesis, through design development to contractor and contract selection, on to construction oversight, punch list and successful project close-out, this book will point out those pitfalls to avoid and offer practical advice at every step along the way. Administer the general construction process including solicitation of contractor's qualifications (pre-qualify bidders), comparative analysis of bid packages, recommendation for contract award, contract document negotiation and documentation of job change orders Provide Project Planning and on-site management and coordination of all construction projects Ensure compliance of building construction rules and regulations and collaborate with chief engineers to monitor quality of construction Conduct technical/plan review of construction documents and submit written responses identifying required corrections or changes Design, implement and oversee Company standards for construction policies, practices and processes

Contractors Guide To Green Building Construction

Author : Thomas E. Glavinich
ISBN : 9780470056219
Genre : Architecture
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Written for contractors and endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America Written specifically for contractors, this "how-to" book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery, documentation, and risk. Moreover, the book guides you through these important considerations at all phases of a green construction project, including: Bidding and contracting Managing green design when the contractor works as a design builder Subcontracting Procurement Construction management Project commissioning and closeout This book is endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was written with the assistance and advice of a specially assembled AGC task force. With a focus on the green building process from the contractor's viewpoint, the book avoids endorsing any one green building rating system in favor of presenting the business fundamentals common to them all. Throughout the presentation, flowcharts and other features offer working tools for successfully managing green construction projects. Plus, real-world case studies developed through discussions with the actual contractors involved help you understand exactly what to expect and how to best manage constructing a green building. In short, this is one book that you need to have on hand to be a part of the rapidly growing green building movement.

Understanding And Negotiating Construction Contracts

Author : Kit Werremeyer
ISBN : 0876298226
Genre : Law
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Construction is a complex business. Each project has its own unique physical and commercial considerations. Since there’s no such thing as a “standard” or “typical” construction project, construction contracts should also not be considered standard. The contractor must carefully manage both in order to have a successful outcome and protect the company’s interests and assets. This book will help you manage all these elements of the contract: Scope of work and schedule Terms of payment and cash flow Assurances of performance Insurance, bonding, indemnity, and warranties Changes to the contract Disputes and their resolution Damages Termination and suspension Force majeure International contracting

Project Management For Construction

Author : Chris Hendrickson
ISBN : 9780137312665
Genre : Construction industry
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How To Write A Statement Of Work

Author : Peter S. Cole
ISBN : 9781523097104
Genre : Business & Economics
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The standard on government statements of work just got better! How to Write a Statement of Work has been a standard reference for government employees and contractors for many years. Now, with this sixth edition, it is even more relevant and useful. Based on the excellent foundation laid by the late Peter Cole, Michael Martin has updated and added material to guarantee this handbook's place in the list of “must haves” for working with government contracts. As in the earlier editions, the emphasis is on providing practical, detailed guidance on writing and preparing a description of government requirements, whether a statement of work (SOW), a performance work statement (PWS), or a statement of objectives (SOO). Among the many additions to this sixth edition are updates to reflect the current definition of an SOO as well as references and guidance regarding the development and application of the SOO. There is a new chapter on why change management is so important on projects, legal precedents supporting change management, and how to identify when a change occurs using the SOW. This new chapter also includes information on the federal government's Standard Form 30 (SF30) to provide perspective on how change orders are used and applied in the federal government. If you are working in government contracting in any capacity, you should have this book on hand!

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