854 pages | 386 B/W Illus.
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:
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'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI).
The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.
"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
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.