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Construction management

Author: Eugenio Pellicer
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Pellicer, Eugenio, 1965-
Construction management.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
(DLC) 2013024639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenio Pellicer
ISBN: 9781118539576 1118539575
OCLC Number: 846545161
Description: xiii, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: About the Authors x Preface xi 1 Organising Construction Processes in Construction Companies 1 1.1 Educational outcomes 1 1.2 The facility life-cycle 1 1.3 Production by projects 4 1.4 The construction industry 6 1.5 Construction companies 9 1.6 Organisational structure of a construction company 13 1.7 The construction site within the construction company 17 References 18 Further reading 19 2 Contract Documents 20 2.1 Educational outcomes 20 2.2 Contract documents 20 2.3 Type of documents 23 2.4 Bidding documents 26 2.5 Contractor tender or bid 29 2.6 Estimating process 29 2.7 Contract agreement 33 2.8 Bill of quantities 35 2.9 General and particular conditions 37 2.10 Technical specifications 41 2.11 Contract drawings 43 2.12 Other documents 46 References 48 Further reading 49 3 Procurement Approaches 50 3.1 Educational outcomes 50 3.2 Introduction to procurement 50 3.3 Traditional procurement 53 3.4 Design-build arrangements 55 3.5 Management contracting 56 3.6 Construction management 58 3.7 Relational contracting 59 3.8 Public concessions and public-private partnerships 62 3.9 Organisation modelling 65 3.10 The project manager team 66 References 67 Further reading 68 4 Communications, Information and Documentation 69 4.1 Educational outcomes 69 4.2 Importance of communications, documentation and information 69 4.3 Communications on site 71 4.4 Daily logs 74 4.5 Reports 74 4.6 Construction diary 78 4.7 Meetings 79 4.8 Photographs and videos on site 80 4.9 Information and documentation flow in construction 81 4.10 Information and communications technologies (ICT) 82 4.11 Building information modelling (BIM) 87 4.12 Electronic business and project administration 89 References 93 Further reading 94 5 Site Setup and Construction Processes 95 5.1 Educational outcomes 95 5.2 Site constraints 95 5.3 Equipment constraints 98 5.4 Material storage and handling 99 5.5 Temporary facilities and auxiliary works 100 5.6 Construction jobsite offices 101 5.7 Security on construction sites 103 5.8 Internal organisation of the construction works 105 5.9 General approach to construction processes 108 5.10 Temporary works 110 References 112 Further reading 113 6 Machinery and Equipment 114 6.1 Educational outcomes 114 6.2 The need of machinery and equipment 114 6.3 Selection of machinery and equipment 115 6.3.1 Conditioning factors 115 6.3.2 Methods used to select the machine in relation to economic profitability 116 6.4 Calculation of costs 118 6.4.1 Fixed and variable hourly costs 118 6.4.2 Equipment ownership costs 119 6.4.3 Operating costs 124 6.5 Maintenance 127 References 129 Further reading 130 7 Productivity and Performance 131 7.1 Educational outcomes 131 7.2 Productivity and performance 131 7.3 Work study 134 7.4 Method study 135 7.5 Work measurement 136 7.6 Equipment performance 141 7.7 Assessment of production/productivity 144 7.8 Benchmarking and construction productivity improvement 145 References 149 Further reading 150 8 Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management 151 8.1 Educational outcomes 151 8.2 Quality, innovation and knowledge 151 8.3 Quality control 153 8.4 Quality assurance in accordance with ISO 9001 154 8.5 Innovation in construction projects 156 8.6 Knowledge management in construction 162 8.7 Standards and procedures 164 8.8 Certificates and technical approvals 165 References 167 Further reading 168 9 Health and Safety Management 169 9.1 Educational outcomes 169 9.2 Introduction to occupational health and safety 169 9.3 The risk accident cycle 170 9.4 Regulatory context 171 9.5 Agents involved 173 9.6 Business context 174 9.7 On-site prevention 174 9.8 Health and safety plan 177 9.9 Management of the health and safety plan 178 9.10 Incidents and accidents during construction 184 References 186 Further reading 187 10 Environmental and Sustainability Management 188 10.1 Educational outcomes 188 10.2 Environmental impact assessment 188 10.3 Basic legislation for environmental impact assessment 190 10.4 Environmental management tools 191 10.5 Environmental management at the construction site 192 10.6 Construction and demolition (C&D) waste management 193 10.7 C&D reduction, reuse and recycling 196 10.8 Environmental monitoring plan 198 10.9 Environmental impacts at the construction site 199 10.10 Sustainability in construction 200 10.11 Green buildings and certifications 201 References 203 Further reading 204 11 Supply Chain Management 205 11.1 Educational outcomes 205 11.2 Introduction to supply chain management 205 11.3 The construction supply chain 207 11.4 Pros and cons of subcontracting in the construction industry 209 11.5 Procurement and management of subcontracts 211 11.6 Purchase of materials and equipment 213 11.7 Coordination of suppliers and subcontractors 215 11.8 Lean construction 216 References 219 Further reading 220 12 Resources Management 221 12.1 Educational outcomes 221 12.2 Construction planning 221 12.3 Work breakdown structure 224 12.4 Scheduling of activities 226 12.5 Duration of activities 227 12.6 Resources limitations and leveling 229 12.7 Bar chart or gantt diagram 230 12.8 Network diagrams 232 12.8.1 Historical introduction 232 12.8.2 Graphical representation 233 12.8.3 Calculating the critical path 234 12.8.4 Probability applications 236 12.8.5 The precedence diagramming method 237 12.8.6 Critical chain 239 12.8.7 Commercial software 240 12.9 Line of balance 241 12.10 Last planner system 242 12.11 Time control 246 12.12 Cost assessment and control 247 12.13 Earned value management 250 12.14 Value engineering 252 12.15 Risk management 254 References 258 Further reading 260 13 Progress Payment 261 13.1 Educational outcomes 261 13.2 Introduction to progress payment 261 13.3 Lump sum contract 263 13.4 Unit price contract 264 13.5 Cost plus contract 267 13.6 Incentive contract 268 13.7 Percentage of construction fee contract 269 13.8 Progress payment procedures 269 References 272 Further reading 273 14 Claims and Change Management 274 14.1 Educational outcomes 274 14.2 Introduction to claims and change management 274 14.3 Definition of claim 275 14.4 Causes of claims 277 14.5 Types of claims 280 14.6 Claim management process 281 14.7 Claim avoidance practices 287 14.8 Management of the change process 288 References 291 Further reading 292 15 Project Closeout 293 15.1 Educational outcomes 293 15.2 The closeout process 293 15.3 Completion and closing of the construction project 294 15.4 Inspection and tests 297 15.5 Handover 299 15.6 Occupation 300 15.7 Final documentation 301 15.8 Post-project review 303 References 307 Further reading 307 Index 309
Responsibility: Eugenio Pellicer, PhD, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Universitat Politè̀cnica de València, Spain ; Victor Yepes, PhD, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Universitat Politè̀cnica de València, Spain ; Jose C. Teixeira, PhD, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Universidadedo Minho, Portugal ; Helder P. Moura, Msc, Regional Director, Estradas de Portugal, SA, Portugal ; Joaquin Catala, PhD, Professor, Universitat Politècnia de Valè̀ncia, Spain.
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