1st Edition

101 Case Studies in Construction Management

By Len Holm Copyright 2019
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides 101 real-life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and as a lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters, Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover organization, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety, and close-outs. Other hot topics covered include BIM, sustainability, and lean.

    Each case is written in straightforward language and designed to test the reader’s independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real-world problem-solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation, and students will need to develop their own opinions of what’s presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution.

    The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, and to encourage research, writing, and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else. While there is often no "right" answer, the author has provided model solutions to instructors through the online eResource.

    Chapter 1: Construction organizations, including personnel issues

    Chapter 2: Procurement, including pricing and delivery methods

    Chapter 3: Construction contracts, including insurance and bond issues

    Chapter 4: Estimating

    Chapter 5: Schedules and schedule control 

    Chapter 6: Subcontractors and suppliers

    Chapter 7: Start-up, including preconstruction, mobilization, and value engineering

    Chapter 8: Communications, including RFIs and submittals

    Chapter 9: Pay requests, including liens, lien releases, and retention

    Chapter 10: Cost control, including lean construction

    Chapter 11: Quality and safety controls

    Chapter 12: Change orders

    Chapter 13: Claims, including dispute resolution techniques

    Chapter 14: Advanced topics, including close-out, BIM, and sustainability

    Appendix A: Abbreviations

    Appendix B: Glossary


    Len Holm is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, USA. He has over 40 years’ construction industry experience at all levels and owns his own construction management firm. He is the author of numerous books on construction, including Management of Construction Projects: A Constructor's Perspective, 2nd edition, also published by Routledge.