Written by an expert with over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor, the new edition of this bestselling guide has been revised and updated and is more timely than ever. Get a thorough introduction to construction management basics, see how today′s hot issues such as sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are impacting the industry, and master the very latest techniques and tools of the trade.
Review the basics, including industry sectors, project players, and professional affiliations
Find out what it takes to be a construction manager, take an aptitude quiz, and check your "fitness"
Understand the complete process of design and construction
See how work is obtained and learn the ins and outs of contract documents
Learn how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, and manage a job site
Build and maintain a project schedule
Measure performance, monitor safety, and control quality
Identify, evaluate, and manage project risks
Get up to speed on Building Information Modeling (BIM)
In–Depth Coverage for Anyone Considering a Career in Construction Management
A Valuable Reference and Resource for Those Already in the Industry
Introduces the Design–Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)Certification Programs
Chapter 1 The Construction Industry.
Chapter 2 What Is Construction Management?
Chapter 3 How We Get the Work.
Chapter 4 The Construction Contract.
Chapter 5 Project Stages.
Chapter 6 Estimating Project Costs.
Chapter 7 Contract Administration.
Chapter 8 Construction Operations and Job Site Management.
Chapter 9 Project Planning and Scheduling.
Chapter 10 Monitoring Project Performance.
Chapter 11 Managing Quality and Safety.
Chapter 12 Managing Project Risks.
Chapter 13 Building Information Modeling.
Appendix A Common Acronyms Used in Construction.
Appendix B Answers to Review Questions.