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Practical Construction Management

2nd Edition

By R. H. B. Ranns, E. J. M. Ranns


246 pages

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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.


'…an 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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General