Construction Management JumpStart : The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-17
  • Publisher: Sybex

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This book is a comprehensive overview of the construction management process from the constructor's perspective. Anyone launching or considering a career in Construction Management should read this one-of-a-kind introductory career book. Walking you through each stage of the construction management process, you'll become familiar with all the construction management fundamentals, including: Understanding the functions of construction management Understanding the design and construction process Working with contracts documents Estimating project costs Administering contracts Managing the job site Creating and maintaining a project schedule Measuring project performance Controlling quality Ensuring project safetyThe second edition of a popular introduction to construction management, this revision covers how initiatives in sustainability is impacting construction management and advanced tools and techniques such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and interoperability.

Author Biography

Barbara J. Jackson is Director of the California Center for Construction Education and a Professor of Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 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.

Table of Contents

The Construction Industry
What Is Construction Management?
How We Get the Work
The Construction Contract
Project Stages
Estimating Project Costs
Contract Administration
Construction Operations and Job Site Management
Project Planning and Scheduling
Monitoring Project Performance
Managing Quality and Safety
Managing Project Risks
Building Information Modeling
Common Acronyms Used in Construction
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