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Managing Change in Construction Projects

Managing Change in Construction Projects

Author: Sepani Senaratne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392418

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Managing Change in Construction Projects: a knowledge-based approach offers a new perspective on construction project change by viewing the process of change management as a knowledge-intensive activity, where team members bring their tacit and explicit knowledge into the situation; share, create and capture this collective knowledge for future re-use in similar situations. Through this knowledge-based approach, construction teams can successfully resolve and learn from change events, leading to an overall improved performance of the industry. The book will make a significant contribution to our understanding of construction project change by offering new theoretical and practical insights and models grounded in results of case studies conducted within two collaborative construction project team settings. By demonstrating how the social construction of knowledge works in construction settings, the authors challenge the prevailing change management solutions based on ‘hard’ IT approaches. They put forward a balanced view that incorporates both IT–based and socially constructed approaches to effective management of construction project change. helps construction managers to improve and learn through the process of construction project change presents new theoretical models and offers practical guidelines first research-based book to directly address project change from a knowledge-based perspective draws on detailed studies with construction companies, including Ballast Construction and Kier Construction encourages a move from the information driven, process integrated approach to a knowledge-based view

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

Author: Peter Fewings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351122016

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

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Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approach is a management approach to leading projects and the effective choice and use of project management tools and techniques. It seeks to push the boundaries of project management to take on board future needs and user issues. Integration of the construction project, meaning closer relations between the project team, the supply chain and the client, is long overdue; however, despite some signs of growth in this area, the industry nonetheless remains fragmented in its approach. The role of the project manager is to integrate diverse interests and unify objectives to achieve a common goal. This has now broadened to include a responsibility, on the parts of both client and team, to ensure that construction addresses current and future societal needs. From an economic perspective, a great deal of waste is connected with conflict, thus a holistic approach that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the task at hand will inject energy into project management. This third edition now takes on board the impact of technology in building information modelling and other digitised technologies such as artificial intelligence. Together, they open up avenues for more direct and incisive action to test creative design, manufacture directly and communicate spontaneously and intuitively. In time, such technologies will change the role of project managers but will never take away their responsibility to be passionate about construction and to integrate the team. A new chapter has been added that considers future societal needs. This edition is also reordered to make the project life cycle and process chapters clearer. This book combines best practice in construction with the theories underpinning project management and presents a wealth of practical case studies – many new. It focuses on all construction disciplines that may manage projects. The book is of unique value to students in the later years of undergraduate courses and those on specialist postgraduate courses in project management and also for practitioners in all disciplines and clients who have experienced the frustration caused by the fragmentation of construction projects.

Management of Construction Projects

Management of Construction Projects

Author: John E. Schaufelberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315529073

Category: Architecture

Page: 429

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Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

Author: Peter Fenn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419181407

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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This book brings together over 40 papers presented at the 1992 International Construction Conflict Management & Resolution Conference held in Manchester, UK. Six themes are covered, including alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, claims procedures, litigation and arbitration, international construction, and education and the future. With papers from arbitrators, architects, barristers, civil engineers, chartered surveyors and solicitors, this book represents the first multi-disciplinary body of knowledge on Construction Conflict and will act as a unique source of reference for both legal and construction professionals.

Management of Global Construction Projects

Management of Global Construction Projects

Author: Edward Ochieng

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137329103

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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The first textbook of its kind, taking a uniquely global approach to project management in construction. Using a wealth of case studies from around the world to explain theory and practice, the authors take a business-oriented, decision-making approach to project management and the challenges it faces in the modern world. The book covers topics highly relevant to the challenges and opportunities currently facing the global construction industry, including managing culturally-diverse and globally dispersed teams, international project finance and global stakeholders in projects. Management of Global Construction Projects is essential reading for both students of construction management and professionals looking to understand construction project management in a truly global context.

Large-Scale Construction Project Management

Large-Scale Construction Project Management

Author: Yan Tan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429753671

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 221

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A majority of large-scale construction and major infrastructure projects are funded by public funds from taxpayers. However, these projects are often subject to severe delays and cost overruns. Large-Scale Construction Project Management: Understanding Legal and Contract Requirements introduces integrated approaches to project management and control mechanisms to effectively manage large-scale construction projects. It explains the contractual requirements and associated legal principles under the latest edition of the leading standard forms of contracts, including FIDIC 2017, NEC4, and JCT 2016. It explains integrated project governance regarding time, cost, risk, change, contract management, and more. Further, it discusses the legal issues of scheduling delays and disruptions regarding the Delay and Disruption Protocol (Society of Construction Law) as well as Forensic Schedule Analysis guidance (American Association of Cost Engineering). Features: Provides strategies to effectively resolve disputes during construction projects Examines Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA) and Quantitative Cost Risk Analysis (QCRA) Introduces the most recent software and techniques used in managing large-scale construction projects This book serves as a useful resource for project control and management professionals, researchers in construction management and project management, and students in building construction management and project management.

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

Author: Len Holm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351376945

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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Proper cost accounting and financial management are essential elements of any successful construction job, and therefore make up essential skills for construction project managers and project engineers. Many textbooks on the market focus on the theoretical principles of accounting and finance required for head office staff like the chief financial officer (CFO) of a construction firm. This book's unique practical approach focuses on the activities of the construction management team, including the project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and jobsite cost engineers and cost accountants. In short, this book provides a seamless connection between cost accounting and construction project management from the construction management practitioner’s perspective. Following a complete accounting cycle, from the original estimate through cost controls to financial close-out, the book makes use of one commercial construction project case study throughout. It covers key topics like financial statements, ratios, cost control, earned value, equipment depreciation, cash flow, and pay requests. But unlike other texts, this book also covers additional financial responsibilities such as cost estimates, change orders, and project close-out. Also included are more advanced accounting and financial topics such as supply chain management, activity-based accounting, lean construction techniques, taxes, and the developer’s pro forma. Each chapter contains review questions and applied exercises and the book is supplemented with an eResource with instructor manual, estimates and schedules, further cases and figures from the book. This textbook is ideal for use in all cost accounting and financial management classes on both undergraduate and graduate level construction management or construction engineering programs.

Value Management of Construction Projects

Value Management of Construction Projects

Author: John Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405173483

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

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This book presents an integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit for improving project delivery for clients, based on best practice. It combines the theory and practice of value management and is written in such a way that the theory, methodology, workshop styles, tools and techniques can be read independently if the reader wishes.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000034042

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

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The second edition of the Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book maintains its coverage of a broad range of project management skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. However, this new edition has been updated to include: revisions to the CDM regulations, changes to the standard forms of contract and other documentation used by the project manager, the impact of BIM and emerging technologies, implications of Brexit on EU public procurement, other new procurement trends, and ethics and the project manager. Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, architect or quantity surveyor should be without.

Construction Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Construction Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Author: Callistus Tengan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000381412

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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This book will provide readers with an in-depth theoretical awareness and practical guidance on the implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to ensure construction projects meet approved quality, cost, time and social sustainability objectives. The authors discuss the drivers, challenges, determinants and benefits of effective M&E implementation together with the theories and models underpinning construction project M&E practices. Further, a comparative overview of M&E practices in developed and developing countries is presented to elucidate the best practices. The book first conceptualizes M&E as a five-factor model comprising stakeholder involvement, budgetary allocation and logistics, technical capacity and training, leadership, and communication. It then presents an M&E case study on the Ghanaian construction industry before expanding on the idea of M&E systems as an effective tool for project performance and in optimizing a project’s contribution to society and the environment. The book further provides guidance on M&E practice for construction project managers, investors, professionals, researchers and other stakeholders and is therefore of interest to those in architecture, construction engineering, planning, project management and development studies.

Application of Mathematics and Optimization in Construction Project Management

Application of Mathematics and Optimization in Construction Project Management

Author: Hêriş Golpîra

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030811235

Category: Buildings--Design and construction

Page: 261

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This book provides a broad overview of project and project management principles, processes, and success/failure factors. It also provides a state of the art of applications of the project management concepts, especially in the field of construction projects, based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The slate of geographically and professionally diverse authors illustrates project management as a multidisciplinary undertaking that integrates renewable and non-renewable resources in a systematic process to achieve project goals. The book describes assessment based on technical and operational goals and meeting schedules and budgets. Investigates optimization and decision-making techniques based on the structure of the PMBOK standard; Covers all decision-making techniques employed in the project management; Includes discussion on future orientations; Organized for professional and academic readers.