Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building process.
Covering the stages from the client's initiation, to the final handover of the building, March includes evidence from those currently working in the industry, and covers the key industry requirements: knowing that in today's market place, those entering the field must be aware of how projects are financed and controlled, and to financially run and maintain a building.
Finance and Control for Construction examines the various stages, from development, through the design, to procurement and post-contract processes, and culminates in a discourse on facilities management.
This book is written with a down-to-earth approach, with evidence supporting theories and principles, and is a book that students of construction management and related subjects need if they wish to succeed in the field.
Table of Contents
1. The Main Participators 2. Sources of Finance 3. Valuations and Development Appraisal 4. Introduction to Design Economics 5. Approximate Estimating 6. Whole Life Costing (WLC) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) 7. Value Management or Engineering 8. Procurement Methods and Types of Contract 9. Standard Method of Measurement and Bills of Quantities 10. Estimating and Tendering Procedures 11. Bidding Strategy 12. Purchasing 13. Post Control Cost Control 14. Interim Valuations, Claims and Variations 15. Post Contract Cost Systems
Chris March is a graduate from the University of Manchester. He worked for John Laing Construction and later for John Laing Concrete where he became Factory Manager. On entering higher education he worked in both the UK and Hong Kong before joining the University of Salford becoming Senior Lecturer and then the Dean of the Faculty of the Environment. He is a former winner of the Council for Higher Education Construction Industry Partnership Award for Innovation.