Project Management for Building Designers and Owners, Second Edition: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Project Management for Building Designers and Owners, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Howard G. Birnberg

CRC Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780849312656
pub: 1998-07-29

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Project Management for Building Designers and Owners presents the concepts, tools, and ideas to help design firms and owner/client project managers to better communicate and perform their jobs.

Topics include:

  • Streamlining the complexity and costs of current building design and construction

  • Integrating the often-fragmented nature of the team in designing and constructing buildings

  • Assessing the reengineering trend of reducing in-house facilities and staff in planning, coordinating, and managing a project

  • Outsourcing responsibilities to traditional engineering, architectural, and facilities firms as well as program and project management firms

  • Comparing traditional design firms and specialty firms - in terms of finding and keeping capable staffs, project scope management, fee and time pressures, and a myriad of other issues

  • Communicating effectively within this highly fragmented, specialized, and complex arena

    This edition comprehensively outlines the fundamental means to effectively manage and control a project's scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Table of Contents

    List of Exhibits

    List of Tables

    Organizing for Project Management

    The Need for Project Management

    Project Delivery Organization

    The Project Manager

    Who Is a Project Manager?

    What Does a Project Manager Do?

    Caring for Your Project Managers

    Training Project Managers

    Planning the Project

    The Firm's Profit Plan

    Owner/Client Concerns

    Scope Determination

    The Project Budget

    Project Scheduling

    Managing the Project

    Project Status Reporting

    Team/Client Management

    Contract Management

    Project Cost Control

    Quality Management

    Using the Computer

    Non-Computerized Production Techniques

    Time Management

    Project Closeout



    Project Delivery Methods

    Value Engineering

    ISO 9000

    Selected Use of Computer Software


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering