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1st Edition

Management for the Construction Industry

ISBN 9780582262355
Published July 12, 1996 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

Management for the Construction Industry introduces the principles of management and applies them to the construction industry. It covers the level 2 module of the CIOB's Education Framework on management and is officially sanctioned by the CIOB as the recognised text for that module. The text builds on the knowledge of basic disciplines, such as technology, economics and law, and forms the basis for more advanced studies in specialist aspects of management. The main context of the book is the construction industry but emphasis is also given throughout to transferable skills in the study of management.

This book is a core text for the CIOB level 2 module on management, as well as BTEC HNC/D building studies and degree courses in building, construction management and surveying.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  Part 1: Foundations of management  1. An Overview  2. Management perpectives  3. Objectives of organisations  4. External influences on organisations  5. Internal influences on organisations  6. Financial structures  7. Organisational Structures  Part 2: Processes of management  8. Management functions  9. Financial control  10. Market strategy  11. Production management  12. Personnel management  Part 3: Human aspects of management  13. Management behaviour  14. Leadership  15. Individual motivation  16. Work groups  17. Industrial relations  18. Legal regulation of work  Part 4: Management techniques applied to the building industry  19. Project planning and control  20. Financial control of projects  21. Productivity techniques  22. Plant management  23. Quality management  24. Health and safety  Part 5: The future of management  25. The management of change

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Stephen Lavender is Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Economics at the University of Glamorgan.