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Construction Management Jumpstart

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2020-02-19
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The bestselling introduction to the field, updated and expanded

Construction Management Jumpstart is the definitive introduction to the field, providing a detailed walkthrough of each stage of a project from the construction manager’s perspective. Authoritative coverage of fundamental concepts and practices clearly delineates the manager’s role, while step-by-step guidance provides valuable instruction for essential management duties. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the field’s current environment and best practices, giving students a highly-relevant introduction to an evolving industry. Three new chapters include insightful discussion of the pre-construction phase, team management, and sustainability; challenging chapter review questions help reinforce important concepts and help translate them to practice.

Construction managers work alongside project managers, and use many of the same tried-and-true techniques—but construction managers must also adhere to a vast array of industry-specific standards and regulations. This book helps you build a foundation in critical concepts and practices while tailoring traditional project management techniques to the construction management sphere.

  • Understand essential management roles and responsibilities for each stage of a construction project
  • Learn how to estimate costs, administer contracts, manage operations, monitor performance, assess risks, and more
  • Explore critical concepts in planning and scheduling that help keep projects running on-time and on-budget
  • Discover how Building Information Modeling software is impacting the industry, and how it affects construction management

Evolving regulations, advancing technology, and economies in flux all impact the construction industry in a number of ways; management’s job is to clear obstacles to delivery and streamline the project’s completion. To be effective, construction managers must stay up to date on the latest tools and best practices, and have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of the role. Construction Management Jumpstart provides a practical, highly-relevant introduction to the field.

Author Biography

Barbara J. Jackson, PhD, FDBIA, is Director of the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management in the Daniels College of Business, at the University of Denver. She is also a Professor of Construction Management and Design-Build at DU. She holds a BS in Housing and Design, an MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor and design-builder, she is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on alternative project delivery, integrated project leadership, and the transforming culture of the AEC industry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Author xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Construction Industry 1

The Scope of the Industry 2

“It’s Just Construction” 2

A Historical Perspective 4

Ancient Times 5

Egypt and the Pyramids 5

Greek Influence 5

The Roman Empire 6

The Middle Ages 6

The Renaissance 7

The Industrial Revolution 7

The Age of the Skyscraper 8

The 20th Century 8

The Age of Technology 9

Industry Sectors 10

Residential Building 11

Commercial Building 13

Heavy Civil Construction 15

Industrial Construction 16

Environmental Construction 18

The Project Players 20

Primary Players 20

Secondary Players 26

The Industry Image 28

An Industry in Transition 28

Making a Difference 33

Career Opportunities 33

Distinguishing Construction Companies 34

Advancement Opportunities 37

Educational Offerings 37

Professional Affiliation and Certification 38

Terms to Know 41

Review Questions 41

Chapter 2 What is Construction Management? 43

Construction Management Defined 43

The Construction Project 45

Project Values 45

The Owner Sets the Stage 48

Scope Definition 49

Project Delivery Methods 49

What is Project Delivery? 50

Types of Project Delivery 50

Trends in Project Delivery 58

Project Delivery Selection 60

What Does a Construction Manager Do? 60

Construction Management Functions 61

Problem Solving and Decision Making 65

What It Takes to Be a Construction Manager 65

General Requirements 65

A Typical Career Track 66

Want to See If You Have the Right Stuff? 70

Terms to Know 73

Review Questions 73

Chapter 3 How We Get the Work 75

Finding the Work 75

Marketing Efforts 76

The Rules of the Game 77

Sources of Information 79

The Competition 81

The Competitive Bidding Process 81

How We Play the Game 82

Competition Criteria and Project Delivery 82

Selection Methods 83

Making the Bid/No Bid Decision 95

A Final Note 97

Terms to Know 97

Review Questions 97

Chapter 4 The Construction Contract 99

The Contract Documents 99

The Drawings 100

The Project Manual 106

The Construction Specification Institute 110

The CSI MasterFormat 111

Contract Types 117

Lump-Sum Contracts 117

Cost-Plus-Fee Contracts 118

Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracts 119

Unit-Price Contracts 120

Terms to Know 121

Review Questions 121

Chapter 5 Project Stages 123

The Design and Construction Process 123

The Design Stage 124

The Pre-construction Stage 127

The Procurement Stage 133

The Construction Stage 135

The Post-construction Stage 137

The Successful Project 143

Measuring Project Success 144

Terms to Know 144

Review Questions 145

Chapter 6 Managing the Project Team 147

The Project Team 148

People 149

Building Trust 153

Accountability 156

Ethical Dealings 157

Communication, Collaboration, and Integration 158

Effective Communication 159

Effective Collaboration and Team Integration 165

The AEC Culture 166

Low-Bid Mentality 167

Competing Agendas 167

Large Diverse Teams 167

Multigenerational Workforce 169

Technology 169

Management vs. Leadership 170

Integrated Project Leaders 172

Terms to Know 173

Review Questions 174

Chapter 7 Performing Pre-construction Services 175

The Evolution of Pre-construction Services 175

Alternative Project Delivery Approaches 176

What are Pre-construction Services? 178

When and How Do They Occur? 178

Common Pre-construction Services 179

Feasibility Studies 180

Constructability Reviews 182

Conceptual Estimating 185

Value Engineering 189

Life-cycle Cost Analysis 194

Terms to Know 195

Review Questions 196

Chapter 8 Estimating Project Costs 197

What is an Estimate? 197

The Characteristics of a Good Estimator 199

Factors Impacting Project Cost 201

Project Size 201

Complexity of the Project 201

The Site Location 203

Time of Construction 204

Quality of the Work 205

Market Conditions 205

Management Factors 206

Types of Estimates 206

Conceptual Estimates 206

Preliminary Estimates 207

Detailed Estimates 207

Understanding Project Costs 208

Direct Costs 208

Indirect Costs 208

The Estimating Process 209

Getting Started 209

How You Build the Estimate 212

Organizing the Work of the Estimate 213

Calculating Quantities 214

Pricing the Work 218

Obtaining Subcontractor and Vendor Bids 220

Putting It All Together 224

Taxes 226

General Overhead 226

Profit 227

Completing the Estimate 227

Applying Technology 228

Remember, It’s All a Game 230

Terms to Know 231

Review Questions 231

Chapter 9 Contract Administration 233

Starting Off Right 233

The Pre-construction Conference 234

The Contract Administration Function 235

Setting the Tone 236

Who’s on First? 238

Coordinating Construction Details 240

Requests for Information (RFI) 241

Submittals 243

The Information Flow 244

Getting Paid 245

The Payment Request Process 246

The Final Payment 251

Schedule Issues 252

A Stick or a Carrot? 252

Making Changes 254

The Change Order Process 254

When Things Go Wrong 257

Dispute Resolution 258

It’s All About the Relationships 259

Applying Technology 260

Terms to Know 261

Review Questions 261

Chapter 10 Construction Operations and Job Site Management 263

Building the Project 263

Subcontractor Coordination 264

Material and Equipment Deliveries 266

Productivity 266

Coordination with Local Agents 268

Job Site Safety 268

Quality Control 270

Construction Impacts 270

Noise Control 271

Dust and Mud Control 272

Environmental Protections 274

Cleanup and Trash Removal 277

There’s More to It Than Meets the Eye 279

The Superintendent 279

Setting Up the Field Office 280

Organizing the Job Site 282

Establishing Work Hours 286

Documenting Construction Activity 288

Project Meetings 288

Logs, Diaries, and Daily Field Reports 289

Labor Records 291

Visual Records 291

Correspondence 292

Public Relations 293

Owner Relations 293

Employee Relations 294

Subcontractor Relations 295

Company Image and Publicity 296

Signage 296

Dealing with the Media 297

Applying Technology 297

Terms to Know 298

Review Questions 298

Chapter 11 Project Planning and Scheduling 301

It’s All About Time! 301

Types of Schedules 302

Gantt Charts 303

Network Diagrams 304

How We Use Schedules 305

Building the Schedule 306

The Planning Stage 306

The Sequencing Stage 310

The Scheduling Stage 312

Communicating and Updating the Schedule 318

Notifying Subcontractors 319

Applying Technology 320

Terms to Know 321

Review Questions 321

Chapter 12 Monitoring Project Performance 323

The Project Control Cycle 323

The Feedback Loop 325

Factors Impacting Project Performance 326

Tracking Quality, Cost, and Time 329

Tracking Quality 330

Tracking Project Cost 330

Tracking Project Time 337

Assessing Overall Project Status 342

Documenting Project Performance 343

Management Reports 343

Evaluating Project Performance 344

Applying Technology 345

Terms to Know 346

Review Questions 346

Chapter 13 Managing Quality and Safety 347

Attitude is Everything 347

Developing the Quality Management Plan 348

Defining Quality 349

Primary Objectives of the Plan 350

The QA/QC Functions 353

Quality Assurance 353

Quality Control 355

Safety as a Component of Quality 363

The Safety Manager Role 363

A Dangerous Business 364

Developing the Safety Management Plan 365

Personal Protection 366

Accident Prevention 366

Substance Abuse 368

Hazardous Materials Communication 369

The Economics of Quality and Safety 370

The Bottom Line 370

Terms to Know 371

Review Questions 371

Chapter 14 Managing Project Risks 373

A Systematic Process 373

Identifying Risks 374

Quantifying Risks 384

Mitigating Risks 385

The Risk Mitigation Plan 388

The Risk Management Team 391

You Get What You Plan For 392

Terms to Know 392

Review Questions 393

Chapter 15 BIM and Beyond 395

What is a Building Information Model? 396

Evolution of Modeling 396

Implementing BIM 399

Designing with BIM 400

Level of Development (LOD) 401

BIM Execution Planning 403

Using BIM to Manage Construction 404

Design Visualization 406

Design Assistance and Constructability Review 406

Site Planning and Site Utilization 406

Integration of Subcontractor and Supplier Data 406

Systems Coordination 407

Layout and Fieldwork 407

Prefabrication 407

Scheduling and Sequencing (4D BIM) 407

Cost Estimating (5D BIM) 408

Sustainability (6D BIM) 408

Facility Management (7D BIM) 408

Advances on the Horizon 409

Other Collaborative Tools 410

Terms to Know 411

Review Questions 412

Chapter 16 Sustainability and the Built Environment 413

Building Process Life Cycle 414

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis 415

Fundamental Principles 415

Optimize Site Potential 416

Optimize Energy Use 416

Protect and Conserve Water 417

Optimize Building Space and Material Use 418

Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality 420

Optimize Operational and Maintenance Practices 421

Waste in Construction 421

Triple Bottom Line 423

Educating the Next Generation 424

Going Beyond Green 425

Sustainability Standards 428

LEED Certification 428

The Bigger Picture 431

Terms to Know 431

Review Questions 431

Appendix A Common Acronyms Used in Construction 433

Appendix B Answers to Review Questions 435

Chapter 1 435

Chapter 2 436

Chapter 3 438

Chapter 4 439

Chapter 5 440

Chapter 6 442

Chapter 7 443

Chapter 8 444

Chapter 9 446

Chapter 10 447

Chapter 11 449

Chapter 12 450

Chapter 13 451

Chapter 14 453

Chapter 15 454

Chapter 16 455

Glossary 457

Index 467

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