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Total Construction Project Management Hardcover – December 1, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0070529861 ISBN-10: 0070529868 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (December 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070529868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070529861
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,075,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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``A practical guide for construction managers on how to complete construction projects as specified, on schedule, and within budget.'' (Sci-Tech Book News 1994-10-01)

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How to complete construction projects as specified, on schedule, and within budget

Most construction managers bring strong technical skills to the job site, but few possess the management skills it takes to successfully coordinate the many phases of a construction project. This lack of managerial expertise is often the underlying reason for project delays, excessive spending, and ultimately, dissatisfied clients.

In this highly practical guide, one of the nation's foremost project management experts shows you how you can achieve project goals by gaining control over the entire construction management process. You'll learn how to plan and organize each stage of a capital project--from initiation to close-out of the completed facility.

Beginning with a useful introduction that defines the roles and responsibilities of the construction manager, the book offers proven, field-tested methods for:

* Preparing project bids and proposals
* Negotiating contracts
* Determining cost estimates and project budgets
* Establishing realistic schedules
* Organizing human, physical, and financial resources
* Designing, building, and motivating a field organization

In addition, you'll find vital coverage of such important collateral functions as construction safety and health ... project communications ... human relations ... using PCs in the field ... financing ... control systems ... and more. Case studies demonstrating management procedures are included, along with sample construction documents that can be adapted for your own project needs.

Whether you are a construction manager, field engineer, or seeking career advancement in the construction industry, this indispensable resource presents a "total systems approach" to construction management that will ensure the success of any construction project.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By William D. Tompkins on November 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book breaks it all down. Time management, budgeting, dealing with staff and technical issues. For those in the field already, its a refresher and a confirmation of what you're doing. For those new to the field, it can serve as an operations manual for guidance. Appendix B that describes the job description is invaluable.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Abdirahman Mohmmed Mo'llim on April 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Easy and comprehensible step by step guide to project management, very helpful for both experienced and entry level project management engineers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Olly Cherbox on November 23, 2010
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This book was fabulous! My partner and I read this book to prepare for a huge upcoming rehab project involving a ten story building and numerous contractors. We were terrified of cost overruns and this book helped allay those fears by teaching us failsafe procedures for monitoring and assessing our construction partners.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marino Martinez on January 17, 2008
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Yes, it's the better Construction Project Management Book I have ever read, and I can say that I've read some ones. As the autor states in the second paragraph of the Preface, the book focus on the mental side of CM rather than the technological side. It is, what you will get from the book is the behavioral aspects of CM, the knowledege you need to better manage your construction projects.
One very good thing I found in the book was the indication of what kind of bibliography, and the right titles, the CM might have in his (her) library. By the way, I could read some books recommended by Ritz, and I can say that the autor have the very reason recommending those tittles.
I recommended the book to my friends, and recommend it to all of you, because it is one that devote to the every day tasks of the CM, one book that let you to research the way you have to apply the principles stated by the autor. He just direct the way the reader have to behave to be a successful CM. Definitively this book is a must in a CM's personal library. Read It.
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