The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking textbook has been thoroughly revised to recognise the increasing importance of sustainability and lean construction in the construction industry. It also tackles the significance of design management, changing health and safety regulation, leadership and quality for continuous improvement of the service and the product.
Using an integrated project management approach, emphasis is placed on the importance of effectively handling external factors in order to best achieve an on-schedule, on-budget result, as well as good negotiation with clients and skilled team leadership. Its holistic approach provides readers with a thorough guide in how to increase efficiency and communication at all stages while reducing costs, time and risk. Short case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate different tools and techniques.
Combining the theories underpinning best practice in construction project management, with a wealth of practical examples, this book is uniquely valuable for practitioners and clients as well as undergraduate and graduate students for construction project management.
Introduction 1. Project Life Cycle and Success 2. Building the Client Business Case 3. Project Definition 4. Strategic Issues 5. Lean construction and benchmarking 6. Organisation, culture and leadership (with Martyn Jones) 7. Engineering the Psycho-productive Environment 8. Managing Risk and Value 9. Design and value management 10. Project Safety, Health and the Environment 11. Sustainable delivery of construction projects 12. Supply Chain Management in Construction 13. Quality and customer care 14. Project Close and Systems Improvement (with Martyn Jones) 15. PPP Models 16. Towards a more integrated approach Glossary of important terms References