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2nd Edition

Practical Construction Management

ISBN 9780415362573
Published October 21, 2005 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

Filled with practical advice for all aspects of the construction manager's role, this invaluable book fills a need for training in this essential subject, to ensure greater efficiency on site and smoother client-contractor relations.

Developed as a handy-reference guide for practitioners and also useful for students, it covers the broad range of responsibilities associated with the role, providing clear guidance and in-depth coverage of the essentials. Topics include financial responsibilities and how to handle them, tender preparation, people management, health and safety, contracts, subcontracting, measurement and quantities, insurance and risk and many more simple and effective methods for turning construction projects into reality.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Background  2. The Tender  3. Starting Up a Project  4. Cost Control  5. The Management of Subcontracts  6. Management of Labour  7. Insurance  8. Contract  9. Claims  10. Adjudication  11. Design Management and the CDM Regulations  12. Quality, Environmental and Safety Management  Costs Appendix  Debugging the Costs  The Value in the Company Accounts  Subcontract Appendix  Labour Appendix  Typical Incentive Scheme Preamble  Typical Problems in Operating a Bonus Scheme on Large Sites  Typical Disciplinary Code  Claims Appendix  Rerating Examples  Restitutionary Claims  Breach of Implied Terms  Claims under Tort  Ex Gratia Claims  Global Claims  Contract Appendix  Introduction  How to Use the Analysis and Contents  The Comparison of the Contracts by Subject


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' abundance of practical solutions...a very useful reference book that provides all the essential details of this post' - Chartered Builder


'...relevant to the entire construction market. [The authors] discuss industry trends and their getting work/doing work/getting paid model of contracting before covering project stages in depth. Appendices offer checklists and further information on cost, subcontracting, labor, safety, and claims aspects of construction project management.' - SciTech Book News