2nd Edition

Introduction to Construction Management

By Fred Sherratt Copyright 2023
    476 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    476 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introduction to Construction Management, Second Edition, is the beginner’s guide to key concepts, terms, processes and practices associated with modern construction management. The new edition has been fully updated with new data, case studies and enhancements and remains the most practical and accessible book on the subject available. Significant new topics have been added including construction ethics, coverage of mental health and wellbeing in the industry, project delivery and Construction 4.0, to make this the most cutting-edge book available for students on construction and engineering management courses.

    Supported by diagrams, illustrations and case studies, the book starts with a general introduction to the industry and covers the relevant management theory before providing applied coverage of:

    • Production management
    • Commercial management
    • Quality management
    • Health and Safety management
    • Environmental management

    This is the most approachable text available for anyone starting to learn about construction management at any level.

    PART 1  Introduction  1.1. What is the ‘construction industry’?  1.2. Construction projects  1.3. Construction people  1.4. Construction bodies  1.5. The construction industry: summary  Further Reading and Discussion  PART 2  Introduction  2.1. What is management?  2.2. Management functions: what do managers do?  2.3. Principles of management: how do managers do it?  2.4. Managing people: the key to successful management?  2.5. What is construction management?  2.6. Construction management in theory: summary  Further Reading and Discussion  PART 3  Introduction  3.1. Production planning and control  3.2. Site management  3.3. Time management  3.4. Cost management  3.5. Quality management  3.6. Health and safety management  3.7. Mental Health and Wellbeing Management  3.8. Environmental management  3.9. Construction management in practice: summary  Further Reading  PART 4  Introduction  4.1. Ambitions for change  4.2. Project Delivery  4.3. Construction 4.0  4.0. The Ethical Construction Manager  4.5. The changing role of the construction manager  4.6. New directions in construction management: summary


    Fred Sherratt is a Professor of Construction Sociology and a Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Building Engineer. After more than ten years working in the construction industry for a large contractor, Fred moved into academia where she spent a further ten years teaching construction management and civil engineering students of all levels. She has taught many aspects of construction management, including planning and programming, resource management, management theory and practice, and health and safety management.

    Peter Farrell is a Professor of Construction and a Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Engineer. He is currently Programme Lead for construction and engineering undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Bolton. He has taught construction and commercial management to students of all levels for over 30 years. His industry training was in construction planning and quantity surveying and his post-qualification experience was working as a contractor’s site manager.