2nd Edition

Management of Construction Projects A Constructor's Perspective

By John Schaufelberger, Len Holm Copyright 2017
    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers.

    This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including:

    • contracts and subcontracting;
    • estimating, scheduling, and planning;
    • supply chain and materials management;
    • cost control, quality, and safety;
    • project leadership and ethics; and
    • claims, disputes, and project close-outs.

    Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

    Preface 1. Introduction 2. Construction Contracts 3. Cost Estimating 4. Planning and Scheduling 5. Preconstruction Planning 6. Subcontracting 7. Material Management 8. Project Start-Up 9. Project Documentation 10. Communications 11. Progress Payments 12. Cost and Time Control 13. Quality Management 14. Safety Management 15. Contract Change Orders 16. Claims and Disputes 17. Project Close-Out 18. Business Aspects of Project Management 19. Construction Project Leadership Abbreviations Glossary


    John E. Schaufelberger is the dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, USA.

    Len Holm is a senior lecturer in construction management at the University of Washington, USA, and a construction management professional

    "John Schaufelberger and Len Holm’s Management of Construction Projects offers the most comprehensive and accessible overview of construction management that I’ve read. It provides an outstanding overview of traditional topics while layering concepts relevant to current construction industry practices such as sustainability, lean and building information modeling. Students learning the trade or those just wishing to gain a comprehensive overview of the management of construction projects would do very well to study this book carefully and ultimately keep it in their permanent collection."

    Chris Angus, Director of Preconstruction Services, Sellen Construction and former Construction Management program Lecturer in the University of Washington College of Built Environments, USA


    "Management of Construction Projects is the most valuable textbook I’ve seen during my time as an educator. The content directly applies to the challenges encountered by construction professionals every day. The example documents provide excellent references for students as they are learning about the construction industry. If our entire curriculum had to use only one book, it would be Management of Construction Projects."

    Joseph Fradella III P.E., Senior Instructor, School of Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, USA


    "This text is a perfect fit for construction management programs, as it is the only one available that is written in straightforward language from and for the perspective of the constructor. Readers are shown not only the technical considerations but how the process of construction is managed throughout. Its use of a single case study shows the process in its entirety how it is brought together. It is the best textbook available on the subject for future constructors."

    James W. Jones, Ed.D. Construction Management Program Director, Ball State University, USA


    "I was a University of Washington construction management student over twenty years ago learning from John and Len. The knowledge they provided have served me well throughout my career. Their new book is the definitive guide to all aspects of being a successful project manager at any contracting firm. I would recommend it as required reading for anyone with a career in construction, building design or project development."

    Patrick McQueen, Senior Project Manager, Lease Crutcher Lewis, USA