Successful Construction Project Management - The Practical Guide,
provides useful tips to managing a construction project. It's aimed
at construction professionals as well as those studying
construction project management. Managing a construction project
isn't an easy job and requires a large skill set. Some of these
skills are learned by attending courses and colleges (which are
often more theoretical than practical). However, others are only
learned by experience, and often the hard way - learning from
mistakes. This book bridges the gap between the theoretical and
practical and includes chapters on planning the project, starting
it, scheduling, running the project, completing it, people,
materials, equipment, quality, safety, subcontractors, contractual
and financial. These chapters are broken into multiple sections
providing a step-by-step guide to successfully managing a
construction project, and, including what-not-to-do to avoid costly
mistakes. Key features of the book are it: is written for
construction contractors by a contractor is written in an easy to
read, friendly style, and avoids being too 'textbook' in nature has
numerous practical examples of situations the author has seen and
experienced over twenty-eight years in construction includes many
topics essential to successfully managing projects which aren't
included in most other project management books (such as; teamwork,
delegation, communication, time management and preparing for
meetings) has the information clearly set out and easily available
so the book can be used as a continuing reference is not specific
to a particular country or field of construction includes a large
amount of valuable, useful and relevant information dealing with
practical everyday issues of managing a project has a summary of
the salient points at the end of each chapter Managing a
construction project requires Project Managers with an
understanding of construction processes, able to develop schedules,
procure materials and equipment, aware of safety, environmental and
labour legislation, capable of working with different people
including the public, their workers, the client and designers, and
able to manage subcontractors. They need to develop an appropriate
construction methodology which uses the available personnel and
equipment efficiently, enabling the project to be built in the
shortest possible time, taking into account the client's
requirements and the project's location and restraints. In
addition, they must ensure the project is carried out safely and
meets the required quality standards and complies with all permits,
regulations and registrations. They must manage contractual issues
with the client in a manner which doesn't jeopardise their company,
ensuring the project is financially successful, while always
maintaining good client relations. The project must be successfully
completed on-time and closed-out correctly. The book discusses all
of this, and more, in detail and includes many examples which
provide relevance to the subject matter. By reading and using this
book Project Managers will avoid some of the many problems
encountered everyday on construction projects. The book should
prove to be an excellent reference which can continually be
referred to so that Project Managers don't forget important steps
in the construction management process. The contents should be
easily understood by people in the construction industry and those
studying construction. A glossary of terms is included since
terminologies vary between countries and even companies.
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