The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project.
This handbook will:
- Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects
- Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension
- Provide all related topics/areas of construction management
- Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management
- Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry
- Offer a chapter on Lean construction
The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Don
Table of Contents
Overview of Construction Projects. Construction Projects. Construction Project Life Cycle. Principles of Quality in Construction Project. Project Delivery Systems. Organization for Construction Management. Qualification of Construction Manager. Types of Construction Manager. Role of Construction Manager. Design Development. Bidding and Tendering. Construction. Testing, Commissioning, and Handover. Construction Management. Scope Control. Time Control. Cost Control.Communication. Risk Management. Contract Management. Health, Safety, and Environment Management. Tools for Construction Management. Standards. Contract Laws. Lean Construction. Bibliography.
Abdul Razzak Rumane PhD is a Registered Senior Consultant with The Chartered Quality Institute (UK) and a certified consultant engineer in electrical engineering. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the Marathwada University (now Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University), India, in 1972, and received his PhD from the Kennedy Western University (now Warren National University) in 2005. His dissertation topic was “Quality Engineering Applications in Construction Projects.” Dr. Rumane’s professional career exceeds 40 years, including 10 years in manufacturing industries and about 30 years in construction projects. Presently he is associated with SIJJEEL Co., Kuwait, as an Advisor and Director, Construction Management.
Dr. Rumane is associated with a number of professional organizations. He is a Chartered Quality Professional-Fellow of The Chartered Quality Institute (UK), Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India), and has an Honorary Fellowship of Chartered Management Association (Hong Kong). He is also a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (the United States), a Senior Member of American Society for Quality, a Member of Kuwait Society of Engineers, a Member of SAVE International (The Value Society), Member of the Project Management Institute. He is also an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, a Member of London Diplomatic Academy, Member of International Diplomatic Academy, and a Member Board of Governors of International Benevolent Research Forum.
As an accomplished engineer, Dr. Rumane has been awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from The Yorker International University. World Quality Congress awarded him the “Global Award for Excellence in Quality Management and Leadership.” The Albert Schweitzer International Foundation honored him with a gold medal for “outstanding contribution in the field of Construction Quality Management” and “outstandin
"Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane is an internationally-renowned authority on many aspects of construction management. His fervent readiness to share his knowledge is a key ingredient for making the industry better."
—Adedeji B. Badiru, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), USA