Must–have management strategies for construction supervisors working in the field
Construction Supervision inspires supervisory excellence with proven tactics and techniques applied by thousands of construction supervisors over the past decade. Recognizing the unique and critical role the supervisor plays in project success, the book′s leadership guidelines carve out a practical blueprint for motivating work performance and increasing productivity through effective communication. Key lessons emphasize adaptable strategies for managing risk and unexpected workflow challenges. Beginning with the definition and importance of supervision and ending with the increasingly important role construction supervisors will hold in the future, this book covers a wide range of topics, such as best practices for accomplishing project objectives, managing physical resources, schedules and costs, team building, and much more.
Construction Supervision features:
A unique focus on field supervision and crew management
Coverage of supervision from the foreman to the superintendent level
An overview of technical skills whose mastery will build confidence and success for the supervisor
A detailed view of "soft" management and communication skills
From planning and executing in the field to juggling responsibilities on the fly, Construction Supervision fosters preparedness with a broad range of supervisory situations one is likely to encounter on a commercial, residential, industrial, or institutional construction project, and offers sound advice for solving the most complex management issues.
The Role of the Supervisor.
The Book s Structure and Organization.
Making the Most of the Book.
SECTION I: SETTING THE STAGE.
CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
CHAPTER 2: SUPERVISION AND THE SUPERVISOR.
SECTION II: SOFT SKILLS.
CHAPTER 3: ORAL COMMUNICATION.
CHAPTER 4: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION.
CHAPTER 5: TEAM BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE.
CHAPTER 6: MAINTAINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYER.
CHAPTER 7: MANAGING THE HUMAN RESOURCE.
CHAPTER 8: RISK MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
SECTION III: TECHNICAL SKILLS.
CHAPTER 9: SAFETY.
CHAPTER 10: THE CONTRACT AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL.
CHAPTER 11: MANAGING PHYSICAL RESOURCES.
CHAPTER 12: MANAGING COSTS: UNDERSTANDING THE ESTIMATE.
CHAPTER 13: MANAGING COSTS–ELEMENTS OF COST CONTROL.
CHAPTER 14: MANAGING TIME ON A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
CHAPTER 15: MANAGING PRODUCTION.
SECTION IV: PROJECT SUPERVISION.
CHAPTER 16: PROJECT ORGANIZATION.
CHAPTER 17: MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 18: ONGOING OPERATIONS.
CHAPTER 19: CLOSEOUT OF FIELD OPERATIONS.
CHAPTER 20: THE SUPERVISOR S CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT.
APPENDIX 1: CONSENSUSDOCS 750: STANDARD FORM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR.
APPENDIX 2: SIMPLE FILING SYSTEM.
Robert O. Segner Jr. is a professor of construction science in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He followed years of construction practice with four decades in construction higher education. He has served as president of the American Council for Construction Education. Segner codeveloped the NECA Electrical Project Supervision training program with Jerald Rounds and has conducted "train the trainer" sessions for the past decade. He has developed and taught numerous other continuing education programs.