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Managing Performance in Construction

Managing Performance in Construction

Author: Leonhard E. Bernold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470919701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Construction is the country's single largest manufacturing industry. However, it is a sector that lacks benchmarks against which to gauge performance. This modern thinking intends to provide insight to construction productivity improvement. Taking cues from manufacturing sectors such as computer, automobile and chemical companies, this book will apply the lessons learned to building construction. Supported with a range of pedagogical devices, the book will be of equal value to construction managers and civil engineers, and students with different learning methods.

Improving People Performance in Construction

Improving People Performance in Construction

Author: David John Cooper

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566086174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Sir John Egan's Construction Task Force report Rethinking Construction emphasized the huge importance of people performance in running a successful construction business. And yet, getting people to perform well can be very difficult; particularly in the challenging environment of a construction site, where many workers come and go according to the work available.David Cooper's Improving People Performance in Construction is a very down-to-earth guide to managing performance. The author recognizes the particular challenges of the industry, explains the basic approach to people performance and provides a menu of proven techniques for communicating your expectations, monitoring and managing performance and dealing with performance problems effectively when they arise.The book is part of the Leading Construction Series co-published by Gower and CITB-ConstructionSkills. The Leading Construction Series is part of a CITB-ConstructionSkills initiative to develop management skills within the industry. The books in the series are designed to be as practical as possible, with a firm grounding within the construction industry. They also work as an easy-read undergraduate level text; especially for students studying for construction-related degrees.

Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects

Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects

Author: Hwang Bon-Gang

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128154847

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

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Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects: Management Strategies and Innovations expertly explains the specific characteristics and management approaches of green construction projects using in-depth examples that compare presented tactics to conventional construction projects. The book provides a holistic view on management strategies and innovations, focusing on the assessment and improvement of green construction projects and how to manage performance with respect to cost, scheduling, quality, safety, risk, productivity and leadership development. Addresses performance improvement and project management in green construction projects, covering cost, scheduling, safety, quality, risk, productivity and leadership Clearly explains the obstacles, challenges and barriers to implementing green construction projects Discusses special issues that are inherent in green construction projects, from inception to delivery

Performance Improvement in Construction Management

Performance Improvement in Construction Management

Author: Brian Atkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135998356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between industry and the academic and research communities. Many of the authors have worked in technology transfer, as change agents, resolving industrially-relevant problems by using scientifically-based research. The book reveals the source of ideas, data and results to provide a useful resource for researchers, academics and graduate students, and a challenging guide for senior industry managers.

Portugal SB07

Portugal SB07

Author: Luis Bragança

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586037857

Category: Architecture

Page: 1179

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"The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. On the other hand, construction and buildings have considerable environmental impacts, consuming a significant proportion of limited resources of the planet including energy, raw material, water and land. Therefore, the sustainability of the built environment, the construction industry and the related activities is a pressing issue facing all stakeholders in order to promote Sustainable Development. The new millennium is challenging practitioners and researchers with the sustainability of the built environment and the construction industry. Hence, the main purpose of this publication is to discuss these challenges and present solutions that actively facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment. The issues presented include: Building sustainability assessment tools; Indoor environment quality and benchmarks; Sustainable resources and materials use; Use of non-conventional materials; Use of industrial waste; Eco-materials and technologies; Sustainable management of existing building stock; Innovative sustainable construction systems; and Design."

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries

Author: Pantaleo D. Rwelamila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000288599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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This book documents the experiences, development, and prospects of the construction industry in numerous developing countries. It will provide a strong base of reference for countries looking to improve their construction industries as part of their wider economic development programme. The opening chapter presents a strategic overview of the contents of the book, and each country-specific chapter is structured to consider the legal and policy frameworks, administrative infrastructure and procedures, and implementation mechanisms, as well as the experiences, current activities, and future plans and programmes with respect to construction industry development in each country. The concluding chapter looks forward and considers the implications of future trends for the construction industries in developing countries and the actions which will be required to address them. Chapters cover: India, Singapore, Chile, South Africa, Tanzania, Malaysia, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Indonesia, China, Croatia, and Eswatini. Readers will learn about the wealth of comparable stories from global coverage from the detailed country-specific cases. Building on important scholarly works in the field, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy makers in built environments, economics, construction management, infrastructure management, and the wider construction industry.

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Author: Ayodeji E. Oke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319541518

Category: Architecture

Page: 195

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This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction projects that are financially viable, socially beneficial and do not damage the environment. The book serves as an introduction to value management for scholars and researchers at all levels; and also as a practical guide for construction professionals, employers and other stakeholders in the construction industry.

Performance-related Specifications for Highway Construction and Rehabilitation

Performance-related Specifications for Highway Construction and Rehabilitation

Author: William P. Chamberlin

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 030905673X

Category: Roads

Page: 60

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This synthesis will be of interest to administrators, including contract and specifications administrators; research, construction, materials, specification, and design engineers; agency project managers and staff; and highway construction contractors. It describes the state of the practice with respect to the development and present status of performance-related specifications (PRS) for highway materials and construction. This report of the Transportation Research Board summarizes the historical events that have prompted U.S. interest in PRS development and describes the underlying concepts. In addition, it describes current practice with regard to PRS implementation and refers to the principal PRS literature with emphasis on performance and cost models. It emphasizes the utility of PRS in providing objective/ rational measures that can be used for special contract conditions, such as incentive or disincentive adjustments.

Rethinking Earned Value & Schedule Management on Construction Projects

Rethinking Earned Value & Schedule Management on Construction Projects

Author: J. Gerard Boyle

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039106239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This is an essential, groundbreaking book for public and private buyers of construction, contractors and sub-contractors, designers, project managers, lawyers, Earned Value specialists, forensic claims analysts, schedulers, dispute resolution experts, academics, and anyone interested in improving performance and productivity on construction projects. Among the topics discussed are the following: - Exhaustive critique of existing Earned Value analysis that compels changes to current theory and practice - New Earned Value analytics for construction, integrated with resource-loaded CPM schedules represent a paradigm change - Worked examples of resource-loaded CPM schedules using the new EV Performance analytics - Identification of reliable performance thresholds for progress, productivity and resources - Understanding the interconnection of progress and productivity and performance patterns over time - How to create meaningful, resource-loaded, CPM schedules - Analyzing schedule float in concert with the new analytics - Why current cause and effect delay analysis is fundamentally flawed because it ignores root causes - Why delay claim analysis must always account for productivity - The problem common to all contract delivery methods and how to correct it - Why construction projects fail - Specific steps in creating a successful construction program - Game theoretical & other approaches to implementing a performance-based system - Using commercial dispute resolution to contemporaneously resolve claims and improve performance going forward - The importance of probabilistic (Monte Carlo) schedule analysis & problems with current practice

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering

Author: Boeing Laishram

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811643965

Category: Buildings--Design and construction

Page: 1070

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This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2020). The book examines the recent advancements in construction management, construction materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, and structural engineering. The topics covered include sustainable construction process and materials, smart infrastructures, green building technology, global environmental change and ecosystem management, theoretical and analytical solutions for foundation engineering, smart transportation systems and policy, GIS applications in water resource management, structural analysis for blast and impact resistance, and soft computing techniques in civil engineering. The book will be useful for researchers and professionals in the field of civil engineering.

Construction Management JumpStart

Construction Management JumpStart

Author: Barbara J. Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782143362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Launch Your Construction Management Career—Quickly and Effectively Written by an experienced construction management specialist, Construction Management JumpStart provides all the core information you need, whether you’re considering a new career or expanding your responsibilities: 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 safety

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

Author: Peter Fenn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419181407

Category: Architecture

Page: 438

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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.