1st Edition

Innovation in PMBOK through Industrial Revolution 4.0 An Automated Solution for the Construction Industry

    226 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this textbook for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students, Dr Ali and colleagues provide the reader with information on the effect of Industrial Revolution 4.0 on the construction industry, particularly regarding PMBOK knowledge areas.

    The authors furnish readers with an understanding of IR 4.0 and reasons for adopting it and provide an in-depth insight into the impact of IR 4.0 on technology and society, particularly in the construction industry. Further to this, they also compare traditional and IR 4.0 project manager’s competencies so that readers can develop their understanding of Project Management Knowledge areas and how IR 4.0 can be used to enhance these knowledge areas. The book is structured logically and sequentially to benefit even novice readers as they progress from basic to more advanced topics related to IR 4.0 and PMBOK. The final main chapter of this book provides an in-depth discussion of the enhancement of PMBOK knowledge areas using IR 4.0, including topics such as project integration management, IR 4.0 enhancements such as digitalization, and a conceptual framework for industry betterment. By the end of the book, readers will have the knowledge and skills to apply IR 4.0 techniques in their future careers in the construction industry.

    This book is an invaluable resource for students of construction engineering and management at upper-undergraduate and postgraduate levels and for existing industry professionals as part of their continuous professional development.

    1. Introduction  2. Concept of Industry 4.0  3. Industrial Revolution and Construction Industry  4. Project Management Knowledge Areas  5. Enhancement of PMBOK with Integration of IR 4.0 and Sustainability  6. Project Management and Sustainable Buildings in the Era of IR 4.0  7. Enhancement to PMBOK Knowledge Areas with IR 4.0 Perspective


    Muhammad Ali Musarat is a civil engineer, with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management. He is currently pursuing his career as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.

    Muhammad Irfan is a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, HITEC University, Pakistan. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2016 and 2019, respectively.

    Maria Ghufran is a researcher with the Department of Construction Engineering and Management, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Wesam Salah Alaloul is a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He is also a certified trainer for construction costing and sustainability issues. He obtained his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD in 2010, 2012, and 2017, respectively.

    "The Industrial Revolution is changing the dynamics of construction while PMBOK is the essential managerial aspect of running the project smoothly. In this book, the authors combine these two concepts in such a way that it fulfils the needs of today's construction environment. The pleasant part is, not only construction practitioners but also beginners can learn from this context to understand the inner workings of the industry in a digitized manner."

    - Dr Ahsen Maqsoom, Department of Civil Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad

    "Innovation in PMBOK through Industrial Revolution 4.0 is a must-read for any project manager who wants to stay ahead of the curve in the age of Industry 4.0. The authors provide a clear and concise overview of the key concepts of Industry 4.0, and they explain how these technologies can be used to improve project management in a number of ways. This book is an essential resource for any project manager who wants to learn how to use the latest technologies to improve their project management skills and deliver better results for their organization.”

    - Dr Muhammad Faisal Javed, Department of Civil Engineering, Comsats University Abbottabad, Pakistan