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Modern construction management

Author: Frank Harris; Ronald McCaffer; Francis Edum-Fotwe
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, Frank, 1944-
Modern construction management.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2012023206
(OCoLC)795645120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harris; Ronald McCaffer; Francis Edum-Fotwe
ISBN: 9781118510216 1118510216 9781118510216 9781118510186 1118510186
OCLC Number: 834624541
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 558 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
Structure of the book --
Objectives and contents --
Section 1 --
Section 2 --
Section 3 --
Section 4 --
2. Quality management --
Summary --
Introduction --
Notions of quality --
Quality in transition --
Quality control and inspection --
Quality assurance --
Total Quality Management --
systems approach to managing quality --
Reference --
Section 1 Project production management --
3. Production process improvement --
Summary --
Introduction to lean construction --
Productivity --
Economic development --
Energy consumption --
Sustainability --
International environmental protocols --
UK emissions --
Productivity improvement --
Management systems --
Management processes (BSI (2002), BS 6079-1:2002) --
Employee participation --
Macro key performance indicators --
References --
4. Planning techniques --
Summary --
Introduction --
Planning in construction --
Who plans? --
Planning techniques --
Other planning techniques --
Modern construction planning --
Data exchange --
Planning multiple projects --
Reference --
Appendix 4.A Normal probability distribution tables --
5. Workforce motivation --
Summary --
Introduction --
Motivation theories --
Payment systems, remuneration and performance --
References --
6. Project cost control --
Summary --
cost-control procedure for construction works --
Systems in current use --
Points to consider when choosing a cost-control system --
Management of the carbon footprint --
7. Management of equipment --
Summary --
Acquisition of plant and equipment --
financing of equipment --
Systematic plant selection --
essential characteristics of a decision situation --
Setting hire rates --
Marginal costing --
Plant maintenance --
Monitoring of maintenance servicing and exhaust emissions --
References --
Section 2 Business management --
8. Project procurement --
Summary --
Introduction --
construction process (BS 6079-1:2002) --
ISO/BS procurement standards --
Appointing the team/parties to the contract --
Public contracts and supplies --
Project manager/leader --
contract --
Health and safety considerations --
Categories of contract --
Separated and cooperative contracts --
Management-oriented contracts --
Integrated contracts --
Discretionary contracts --
Performance of different contract categories --
References --
9. Estimating and tendering --
Summary --
Introduction --
Parties involved in estimating and tendering --
estimating process --
BOQ estimating --
Collection and calculation of cost information --
Project study --
Preparing the estimate --
Tendering adjustments --
Submitting the tender --
Estimating in management contracting --
Use of estimating software --
Methods of estimating --
Reference --
10. Competitive bidding --
Summary --
Introduction --
pt. 1 brief review of bidding strategy --
pt. 2 importance of accuracy in estimating --
pt. 3 Some ways of using the existing theories --
Recent developments in bidding --
Client evaluation of bids --
References --
11. Company budgetary control --
Summary --
Introduction --
Preparation of budgets --
carbon footprint --
12. Cash flow and interim valuations --
Summary --
Introduction --
need for cash flow forecasting by contractors --
requirements of a forecasting system --
Capital lock-up --
factors that affect capital lock-up --
Interim valuations and cash flow --
Measurement of work in activities --
Computers and cash flow --
Cash flow forecast by standardised models --
Concluding remarks --
References --
13. Economic assessments --
Summary --
Introduction --
Interest --
Economic comparisons --
Profitability measures --
Inflation --
Accuracy of future estimates --
Financial modelling --
Cost-benefit analysis --
Some worked examples --
Appendix 13.A Tabulations of interest and time relationships --
Section 3 Administration and company management --
14. Company organisation --
Summary --
Introduction --
function of a manager --
Company organisational structures --
Departments/functions --
Health, safety, occupational welfare and pensions --
Educational qualifications and vocational training --
Corporate Social Responsibility --
Management attitude --
Reference --
15. Market planning and business development --
Summary --
Introduction --
Market planning --
business-development process --
References --
16. International construction logistics and risks --
Summary --
Introduction --
international environment --
Conclusions --
17. Information resources and ICT systems --
Summary --
Introduction --
construction company's business --
Processes involved in construction business --
Information needs to support business processes --
Management of contractors' information resources --
Construction information systems --
construction information manager --
ICT in construction --
ICT change within construction --
Enablers of current construction IT --
Using ICT resources in construction --
Construction in a wireless world --
Information security --
18. Financial management --
Summary --
Introduction --
Types of businesses --
Types of capital --
control of capital --
company accounts --
Regulatory authorities --
References --
Section 4 Self-learning exercises (solutions to the questions are provided on the book's companion website) --
19. Questions --
construction management --
Questions --
20. Questions --
operational research (OR) --
Summary --
Questions --
21. Questions --
Six Sigma --
Six Sigma --
Problems --
Reference.
Responsibility: Frank Harris and Ronald McCaffer with Francis Edum-Fotwe.

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