The authors introduce the fast-growing discipline of facility management, examine the core competencies that facility managers should possess and study different contemporary drivers of change.
The book emphasises the need to consider facilities management issues at the pre-design stage of the construction process, rather than only when the building is completed, in order to maximise value for money.
The new edition has been fully revised to provide an overview of the economy and construction markets since the global financial crisis. As such it examines the challenges of changing government policy, adapting to climate change, adopting BIM, and reducing costs. A new introduction along with new readings, data, examples, glossary items, government strategies, and references, revises this established core text and brings it up to the historic EU referendum. As with previous editions, it retains a tried and tested format:
a clear and user-friendly style
use of a second colour for emphasis
regular summaries of key points
a glossary of construction economics
extensive use of tables and figures
extracts from Construction Management and Economics
reviews of useful websites.
This invaluable textbook is essential reading across a wide range of disciplines from construction management and civil engineering to architecture, property and surveying.
We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.
Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. The authors document how four forces—exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion—are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, among many, many others.
Analyse the psychological components, the reactions of the customer, how the colors can influence the man and how the light can be involved. Inform how to use the materials, little practical stratagems for the settings.Interview visual merchandiser and marketing men. Analyse some history cases.
The ebook comes directly from the experience of the author, consolidated in more than thirty years of working as “image designer” for some of the biggest italian and international companies as BASF, JVC, Marnest, Mesaglio, Montedison...
A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part Two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.
The book addresses each stage of the construction project from conception to completion, giving a perspective on the whole life cycle often missing from textbooks. The author also balances engineering concerns with the human resource and personal aspects of construction management that are so important to the successful outcome of a project.
This practical guide by a highly experienced lawyer identifies the role of the construction professional in a wider context and looks beyond their relationship with their immediate employer. It provides the development professional with an understanding of the many relationships involved in projects, both in terms of contractual obligation and duty of care. This encourages more effective communication between those involved, including joint venture partners, bankers, funders, landowners with an interest in the outcome and tenants.
The book is aimed at students studying in many areas related to the construction industry including architecture, construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying, and should also be of interest to many in the industry including project managers, property developers, building contractors and cost engineers.
The authors are recognised authorities in the field of project management, based at an internationally renowned department. Their book will prove invaluable to both students and practitioners in project management.
The book contains four chapters that present both the plenary session and theme session of the conference. The chapters are organized depending on the topics they discuss. The topics covered include public policy; Earth sheltered buildings; urban planning for underground space use; and deep mined space.
This book examines communication at a number of levels ranging from interpersonal interactions between project participants to corporate communication between organizations. Several non-typical perspectives on the process of communication are introduced to encourage the reader to think about communication in a more innovative manner. The combination of differing perspectives illustrates the diversity of communication problems facing those working within project-based environments. Practical guidance is provided on possible solutions to communication problems, and a number of examples and case studies are presented.
This book is a rare explanation of common construction management activities from a financial point of view. While the practical side of the industry is illustrated here with case studies, the authors also take the time to build up an understanding of balance sheets and P&L accounts before explaining how common tasks like estimating or valuation work from this perspective.
Readers of this book will not only learn how to carry out the tasks of a construction cost manager, quantity surveyor or estimator, they will also understand the financial logic behind them, and the motivations that drive senior management. This is an essential book for students of quantity surveying or construction management, and all ambitious practitioners.
Technologies in Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories covers a multitude of newly developed hardware and software technology advancements in urban and spatial planning and architecture. This publication draws on the most current research and studies of field practitioners who offer solutions and recommendations for further growth, specifically in urban and spatial developments. Researchers, practitioners, and graduate students seeking to enhance their understanding of the latest advancements and theories will benefit greatly from this publication.
This practical book will help construction managers learn how to turn clients into loyal customers.
As Anne Galbraith wrote in the third edition, 'Legal advice given in good time may prove to be very cost effective in the long term' - this book will teach its readers, whether students or professionals, when to seek this advice.
The fifth edition has been fully updated to include all the changes within the law since 1998, including the amendments to the Health and Safety Acts and the introduction of new EU laws, and changes to the building regulations.
Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environmentprovides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including the development of a business plan, the importance of intellectual property, necessary entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking.
Part Two presents the latest research findings on nano and bio-based technologies and their application and use to the energy efficiency of the built environment. Part Three focuses on the use of genetic algorithms, Big Data, and the Internet of Things applications. Finally, the book ends with an entire section dedicated to App development using selected case studies that illustrate their application and use for monitoring building energy-efficiency.Presents a definitive guide for startups that arise from college and university research, and how the application of advanced technologies can be applied to the built environmentIncludes case studies on new advanced technologies and apps developmentLinks startup creation to the eco-efficient built environment through software applications
While this business failure rate and its causes are based on U.S. experience, available data from a number of other industrialized countries shows they are similar.
This book describes in detail what the business side of the construction equation requires of the construction firm owner. The contractor who quickly learns these requirements can identify and avoid or manage around the pitfalls that cause the high failure rate in our industry and put his or her construction firm on a level playing field with the best-run companies in the business. The detailed duties of the owner, whether in the U.S., U.K., Australia or Canada, are a common theme throughout the book.
The author, Nick Ganaway, speaks peer-to-peer, and the book is sprinkled with supporting examples from his own experience. He is immersed in the industry and this book is "based on the things I've learned, used, and refined as a light-commercial general contractor in the course of starting and operating my own construction firm for 25 years." The contractor doing $5 million or $50 million or more in annual sales or the equivalent amount in other countries, or the entrepreneur who is just starting up, can use the tried and proven material in this book to build a business that is profitable, enjoyable, and enduring.
Additionally, the book devotes a chapter to specializing in chain-store construction.
In this new ediion, all chapters are updated to reflect the changes in the construction field since the first edition published over l6 years ago. The Second Edition includes over 40% more information such as new methods for analyzing delays with examples of the proper approach. The author also includes a new chapter on risk managment which focuses on the delay-related risks of the various parties in a construction project.Explains the different categories of delaysAddresses the concept of concurrency and also non-critical delaysDiscusses the more common approaches used for measuring and analyzing delays and the strengths and weaknesses associated with themPrevention of Time-Related Delay Problems
First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is changing the way we use energy, and the energy we use. It is both a threat and a godsend for the environment, and it is leading the revival of manufacturing in the United States.
A definitive narrative history, The Boom follows the twists and turns in the development and adoption of this radical technology. It is a thrilling journey filled with colorful characters: the green-minded Texas oilman who created the first modern frack; a bare-knuckled Oklahoman natural gas empire-builder who gave the world an enormous new supply of energy and was brought down by his own success and excesses; an environmental leader whose embrace of fracking brought an end to his public career; and an aging fracking pioneer who is now trying to save the industry from itself.
A fascinating and exciting exploration of one of the most controversial and promising sources of energy, The Boom “brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides…a thoughtful, well-written, and carefully researched book that provides the best overview yet of the pros and cons of fracking. Gold quietly leads both supporters and critics of drilling to consider other views” (Associated Press).
Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology, the first step-by-step process supporting public interest designers. The book features an Issues Index composed of ninety critical social, economic, and environmental issues, illustrated with thirty case study projects representing eighteen countries and four continents, all cross-referenced, to show you how every human issue is a design issue.
Contributions from Thomas Fisher, Heather Fleming and David Kaisel, Michael Cohen, Michael P. Murphy Jr. and Alan Ricks, and over twenty others cover topics such as professional responsibility, public interest design business development, design evaluation, and capacity building through scaling, along with many more. Themes including public participation, issue-based design, and assessment are referenced throughout the book and provide benchmarks toward an informed practice. This comprehensive manual also contains a glossary, an appendix of engagement methods, a case study locator atlas, and a reading list. Whether you are working in the field of architecture, urban planning, industrial design, landscape architecture, or communication design, this book empowers you to create community-centered environments, products, and systems.
Written for any professional interested in designing or building smart Buildings systems, this book provides you with the fundamentals needed to select and utilize the most up to date technologies to serve your purpose. In this book, you'll find simple to follow illustrations and diagrams, detailed explanations of systems and how they work and their draw backs. Case studies are used to provide examples of systems and the common problems encountered during instillation. Some simple Repair and Trouble shooting tips are also included. After reading this book, builders, architects and owners will have a solid understanding of how these systems work which of these system is right for their project. Concise and easy to understand, the book will also provide a common language for ensure understanding across the board. Thereby, eliminating confusion and creating a common understanding among professionals.Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols, SQL datebases, standard fiber opticData Networks and Voice NetworksFire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance SystemsHeating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems and Electric Power Management Systems, Lighting Control SystemsFacility Management Systems
According to Stewart Brand, a lifelong environmentalist who sees everything in terms of solvable design problems, three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now. Climate change is real and is pushing us toward managing the planet as a whole. Urbanization?half the world?s population now lives in cities, and eighty percent will by midcentury?is altering humanity?s land impact and wealth. And biotechnology is becoming the world?s dominant engineering tool. In light of these changes, Brand suggests that environmentalists are going to have to reverse some longheld opinions and embrace tools that they have traditionally distrusted. Only a radical rethinking of traditional green pieties will allow us to forestall the cataclysmic deterioration of the earth?s resources.
Whole Earth Discipline shatters a number of myths and presents counterintuitive observations on why cities are actually greener than countryside, how nuclear power is the future of energy, and why genetic engineering is the key to crop and land management. With a combination of scientific rigor and passionate advocacy, Brand shows us exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and solutions for creating a more sustainable society.
In the end, says Brand, the environmental movement must become newly responsive to fast-moving science and take up the tools and discipline of engineering. We have to learn how to manage the planet?s global-scale natural infrastructure with as light a touch as possible and as much intervention as necessary.
Sharing the basics on health and beauty, work and money, home and gardening, family and fitness, and more, The Imperfect Environmentalist cuts through the clutter—both in our homes and in our heads—and offers simple approaches to help us clear out the pollutants, put down the poisons, and begin to breathe easy again—one 100% recycled page at a time.
Advance praise for The Imperfect Environmentalist
“This book really opened my eyes. Then my eyes started stinging and tearing from all the toxins in the environment I’m now aware of. Thanks, Sara, I have a lot to do now.”—Lisa Kudrow
“Sara’s passion and commitment to the environment have given me an awareness that I never had before about our planet. I learn from Sara every day and she makes me want to be a better person. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks.”—Sharon Osbourne
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain.
Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability.Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently
This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.
Serious Microhydro brings you dozens of firsthand stories of energy independence covering a complete range of systems, from household pressure sites to higher pressure installations capable of powering a farm, business, or small neighborhood. Topics include:Low head and medium head sites AC-only systems as well as ones using a battery/inverter subsystem Stand alone power supply or grid intertie setups Hybrid systems (combined with photovoltaics or wind)
With all the variables involved in microhydro, there is no “typical” system. These case studies represent the most comprehensive collection of knowledge and experience available for tailoring an installation to meet the needs of a site and its owner or operators. If you are considering building a system, you are bound to find a wealth of creative solutions appropriate to your own circumstances.
Serious Microhydro shows how scores of people are achieving a high standard of living from local energy sources with a minimal ecological footprint. It has particular appeal to homeowners, teachers, renewable energy professionals, activists, and decision makers who want to understand the technology from a “hands-on” perspective.
Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling, and teaching microhydro technology. He is a founder and president of Friends of Renewable Energy BC, and the author of Microhydro: Clean Power From Water.
When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being, surely good plumbing must rank near the top. But rarely have we taken the time to appreciate the engineering marvels that bring clean water into our homes with the turn of a tap and wash our waste products away with the flip of a lever. Until now.
Witty, anecdotal, and thoroughly entertaining, Flushed not only chronicles the long and notable history of plumbing, but follows Hodding Carter's travels and travails as he casts his own Roman lead water pipes inspired by the writings of Pliny the Elder, descends into the sewers of London, installs a state-of-the-art Japanese toilet in his bathroom, and fearlessly tries to understand everything about this most underappreciated pillar of civilization.
A winning combination of history, science, and firsthand experience, Flushed will entertain and educate all those who have never contemplated the hidden intricacies of this miracle of everyday technology.
New methods based on the latest research Wastewater characterization and regulatory framework analyses leading to detailed design and economics State-of-the-art procedures for analyzing hydraulics, hydrology, substrates and wetlands biogeochemistry Definition of performance expectations for traditional pollutants such as solids, oxygen demand, nutrients and pathogens, as well as for metals and a wide variety of individual organic and inorganic chemicals Discussion of methods of configuration, construction, and vegetation establishment and startup considerations Ancillary benefits of human use and wildlife habitat Specific examples of numerous applications Extensive reference base of current information
The Second Edition covers:
The book provides a complete reference that includes: detailed information on wetland ecology, design for consistent performance, construction guidance and operational control through effective monitoring. Case histories of operational wetland treatment systems illustrate the variety of design approaches presented allowing you to tailor them to the needs of your wetlands treatment projects. The sheer amount of information found in Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition makes it the resource you will turn to again and again.
THIS NEWLY REVISED EDITION of the classic reference provides complete, up-to-date coverage of both theory and practice of water treatment system design. The Third Edition brings the field up to date, addressing new regulatory requirements, ongoing environmental concerns, and the emergence of pharmacological agents and other new chemical constituents in water.
Written by some of the foremost experts in the field of public water supply, Water Treatment, Third Edition maintains the book's broad scope and reach, while reorganizing the material for even greater clarity and readability. Topics span from the fundamentals of water chemistry and microbiology to the latest methods for detecting constituents in water, leading-edge technologies for implementing water treatment processes, and the increasingly important topic of managing residuals from water treatment plants. Along with hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and extensive tables listing chemical properties and design data, this volume: Introduces a number of new topics such as advanced oxidation and enhanced coagulation Discusses treatment strategies for removing pharmaceuticals and personal care products Examines advanced treatment technologies such as membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, and ozone addition Details reverse osmosis applications for brackish groundwater, wastewater, and other water sources Provides new case studies demonstrating the synthesis of full-scale treatment trains
A must-have resource for engineers designing or operating water treatment plants, Water Treatment, Third Edition is also useful for students of civil, environmental, and water resources engineering.
Case studies detail and reflect on the collaborative processes used to create award-winning projects by Studio Gang, Perkins+Will, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, Gensler, CDR Studio, Mahlum Architects, In.Site:Architecture, and Thornton Tomasetti’s Core Studio. The book also provides pragmatic ideas and formal exercises for brainstorming productively, evaluating ideas, communicating effectively, and offering feedback.
By emphasizing the productive influence and creative possibilities of collaboration within the changing landscape of architectural production, the book proposes how these practices can be taught in architecture school and expanded in practice. In a changing world that presents increasingly complex challenges, optimizing these collaborative skills will prove not only necessary, but crucial to the process of creating advanced architecture.
Jack Rostron is an experienced author and editor whose 1997 Spon title Sick Building Syndrome has been well received and widely reviewed. His co-authors contribute the necessary specialist knowledge from their respective fields of teaching and legal practice.
Despite client criticism and a mountain of reports and statistics, spanning both the public and private sectors, until now the construction industry has failed to transform the diverse and often separate and inefficient processes of design and procurement of built assets into one single integrated production process. There are now signs however that the construction industry is beginning to transform its approach to built asset procurement and client care.
This book draws heavily on the experiences and best practice of other industries and market sectors who have, just as construction is now having to do, taken a critical look at their procurement practices and techniques and the inherent waste in many traditional systems. The text includes practice-based case studies, from both the public and private sectors, to demonstrate how new procurement approaches are delivering value for money over the life cycle of built assets.
This book is recommended reading for a range of students in the field of the built environment from quantity surveyors and commercial managers to architects and an essential and comprehensive guide to all construction procurement professionals seeking to familiarise themselves with the latest approaches to procurement.
This handy reference also explores the use of these techniques in actual environmental oil spills. Famous incidents discussed include the Exxon Valdez incident in 1989 and the Guanabara Bay, Brazil 2000. The authors chronicle both the successes and failures of the techniques used for each of these events.
Dr. Zhendi Wang is a senior research scientist and Head of Oil Spill Research of Environment Canada, working in the oil and toxic chemical spill research field. He has authored over 270 academic publications and won a number of national and international scientific honors and awards. Dr. Wang is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), and the International Society of Environmental Forensics (ISEF).International experts show readers the forensic techniques used in oil spill investigationsProvides the theoretical basis and practical applications for investigative techniquesContains numerous case studies demonstrating proven technique
GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely sensed data with cartographic, socioeconomic, and environmental data and GIS functionalities.
Remote Sensing and GIS Integration begins with theoretical discussions, followed by a series of application areas in urban and environmental studies that employ the integration of remote sensing and GIS. Each application area is examined through analysis of state-of-the-art methods and detailed presentations of one or more case studies.
The book begins with a discussion of climatic elements, climatic zones, and comfort. This is followed by separate chapters on climatic design; regional hazards (e.g., condensation, lightning, storms, earthquakes, etc.) that must be considered during the design stage; and factors such as site accessibility, materials selection, water and labor supply, and building regulations and standards.
This book is meant not only for designers from temperate climatic areas but also for those who live in these regions, in the hope that they will be stimulated to re-examine conditions which may have become over-familiar to them.
Born with the aim of illustrating the work of the surveyor and construction management of the construction site to those who come for the first time to the profession of surveyor, this ebook shows how to get prepared for the test field is rarely something you can learn at school .
The manual construction of the surveyor is not:
- A textbook
- A theoretical methodologies and formulas
The manual of the surveyor is on site:
- A guide agile and streamlined to address the problems that arise in the daily management of the construction site.
- A versatile tool that goes step by step in learning the work of surveying, construction site management organization of accounting, from topography to carpentry, from machines to protocols for quality control.
90 pages of practical advice and over 25 drawings, photos, videos, tables, and AutoCAD files, always keep on hand at home, in studio or on site. The. Pdf format makes the manual construction surveyor easily accessible from PCs, mobile devices and iPad.
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In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock. Next, the most extensive part covers Design Strategies and contains chapters on loading analysis, load distribution, negative skin friction, design for expansive soils, wave equation analysis, batter piles, seismic analysis and the use of softwares for design aid. The fourth part covers Construction Methods including hammers, Inspection, cost estimation, load tests, offshore piling, beams and caps.
In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new pile designs such as helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles. All calculations have been updated to most current materials characteristics and designs available in the market. Also, new chapters on negative skin friction, pile driving, and pile load testing have been added.
Practicing Geotechnical, and Civil Engineers will find in this book an excellent handbook for frequent consult, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering preparing for PE exams may benefit from the extensive coverage of the subject.Convenient for day-to-day consults;Numerous design examples for sandy soils, clay soils, and seismic loadings;Now including helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles;Methodologies and case studies for different pile types;Serves as PE exam preparation material.
Lavishly illustrated with contemporary and historic photographs, Porches of North America provides a chronological and typological framework for identifying historic porches. All those who love to while away afternoons on a favorite porch will find this architectural history delightful as well as informative.
Each concise chapter addresses a different legal issue that those employed in agriculture and agribusiness may face, and both federal law and representative examples of state law are included. In addition to traditional topics such as contracts, property law and estate planning, the book also covers more contemporary issues such as organic certification, animal law, genetically engineered crops and food safety.
Agricultural law extends beyond those directly engaged in farming to those in agribusiness who provide services and inputs to farmers, buy farmers’ products, store or transport products, manufacture food products, and serve as intermediaries between farmers and consumers. The book will therefore also serve as a reference and a guide for those employed in agribusiness as well as agriculture.
Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management.
The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices.Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques
Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.
While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability.
Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are:Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems.
The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students:Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references
Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.
For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources.
Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions
Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.
The book discusses the different types of claim common to construction contracts and presents a step-by-step guide which demonstrates the process of building up the submission of a claim.
It includes guidelines as to how to set out the claim, section by section in a logical manner to ensure that the essentials of a successful claim are included. Worked examples of claims for variations, extensions of time and additional payment are included together with sample wording showing precisely how the claim may be presented in a manner which will lead the reviewer to a logical conclusion - or at least contain a persuasive argument to support the claimant’s case.
The vast majority of claims are managed without the need to resort to case law or legal matters. Construction Claims: effective writing & responses therefore discusses what the claim is trying to achieve and how to do this in a logical and persuasive manner This is a practical, hands-on guide for the construction industry professional which explains how to approach the preparation of the claim document, what topics to cover, how to present the essential elements and how to compile the submission document into a user friendly and comprehensive document.
For those whose job it is to review such submissions, it advises how to prepare responses which set out the respondent’s counter arguments, points of view and determinations.
The guide covers:The various types of claim. How the claim may be split into sections dealing with the details of the contract, the cause, the effect, entitlement and quantum. What this section is attempting to demonstrate or achieve and why. What should be included within the section and why. Worked examples of typical claims and responses with sample wording.
Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book nevertheless delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green building process, from materials selection to building systems and more. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest codes and standards, including LEED v4, and includes new coverage of carbon accounting. The discussion has been updated to align with the current thinking on economics, climate change, net zero buildings, and more, with contributions by leaders in the field that illustrate the most recent shifts in thinking and practice. Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter help bring this clear and up-to-date information into the classroom, making this book a valuable reference for working construction professionals. Also, Interactive graphics found throughout the course help activate the content and highlight key concepts for students.
Sustainable construction has gone mainstream, and will one day be the industry norm. This book provides a comprehensive reference to all aspects of a project to show you how green building concepts and principles apply throughout the design and construction process.Get up to date on the latest green building codes and standards Learn about the newest technology in green building materials Adopt the best practices in procurement and delivery systems Apply sustainability concepts to all aspects of construction and design
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The new IT human resource image and the IT
The ability and the skill which is
indispensable to make ―IT
The new IT human resource image
The business integrator who is
indispensable to make IT
The important factor and the IT capture
power of the management
Chapter 2 " The capture of the concept
It understands the concept of the ―IT
The value chain of the business activity
The mechanism and the corporate ability of
Making IT and the corporate organization
It understands a management technique and a
IT making technique.
The pattern of the business information
Chapter 3 " The capture of accounting
It becomes strong in the management value.
The financial accounting
The way of thinking of the cash flow
The break-even point proceeds to know a
The index of the analysis of the affairs of
Chapter 4 " The capture of the
security power "
- The indispensable knowledge of the
The basics of the encryption
The system of the security technology
The security relation law and so on
The risk management and the security policy
Chapter 5 " The capture of the
knowledge power "
- In the knowledge management times, the
indispensable knowledge is the knowledge of the intellectual property and the
business model patent industrial properties.
The knowledge relation law in IT times and
The outsourcing contract and the software
Chapter 6 " The capture of the network
- The knowledge of the network technology
which is indispensable to IT infrastructure
The pattern and the topology of the LAN
The access-control method, the send-line
and the interconnect-equipment of the LAN
The method of the WAN
The client server system
The mechanism and the
connection-configuration in the Internet
The bearer - the firewall of the security
It understands a domain name and a
The nucleus information technology
Chapter 7 " The capture of the
solution power "
The choice eyes of the ―IT solution
Making an engineering field IT
Making a circulation information field IT
The Internet and the extranet
The groupware and the mobile computing
The e-commerce (EC:Electronic Commerce)
The viewpoint of the ERP
Chapter 8 " The capture of the
systematization power "
- That system planning, the development and
the operations management which is indispensable to make IT are basic 8.1
The becoming information-oriented strategy
planning and working-out process
The systematization process
The development of the system
The operations management process
The knowledge of outside and the internal
The basic knowledge of SQL which is
indispensable for the database construction
The design of the test planning of the
The ability confirmation test
This manual is the introduction of essence
about the mechanism of IT management which is indispensable for the business
person and the common sense of IT project management.
It is compactly in the composition of the
new IT human resource image and " the IT making capture power " which
consists of IT making capture, 7 corner knowledge area unified one.
It provides IT engineer and the business
person the knowledge of the indispensable standard IT management and the IT making capture.
It is important to show leadership after
the relation between IT and the management can be understood in case of
promotion of making IT and sufficiently reviewing and chooses IT solution which
is suitable for the IT making theme which it should solve.
Well, it takes the tide of IT by the new IT
human resource image and the IT making capture and it clarifies the ability and
the skill which is indispensable to make IT.
Chapter 2 does in the focus to the
mechanism of the business activity and the basics of the management by "
the capture of the concept power " to understand the concept of IT
Specifically, it is explained in detail
about the relation between the management technique and making IT.
Chapter 3 picks up financial accounting,
the basics of the management accounting by " the capture of accounting
power " and explains.
Chapter 4 takes up the indispensable
knowledge of the security by " the capture of the security power "
and explains the basics of the security in the Internet age.
Chapter 5 takes up the basics, and the
knowledge relation law of the necessary intellectual property in the knowledge
management times by " the capture of the knowledge power ".
Akira 6 masters the basic knowledge of the
network technology from the technical viewpoint by " the capture of the
network power ".
Chapter 7 understands IT solution from the
engineering field and the circulation information field by " the capture
of the solution power ".
It introduces about the viewpoint of the
point and IT investment appraisal of the ERP system-construction and so on,
Akira 8 masters the basics of system
planning and the development and the operations management by " the
capture of the systematization power " and understands them about the
basic knowledge which is required to the project management of making IT.
To systematically provide the basic
knowledge which is indispensable for IT management and IT project management
and practicing know-how for your the reader at short time by above composition
and to function as the initiation book of the becoming highly
information-oriented test capture are the purpose of the this manual.
As for the technical innovation of IT, it
presses the speedily changing world upon us and IT solution and the management
technique, too, are the times which emerge, wearing the coating of the
excellent idea which is in rapid progress and is new.
In the this manual, it is read and it
expects that the business person which is aimed at gets a IT making mind and
that it plays an active part in the business field in the leap to IT human
resources of the consultant type / the management type in future.
Author: Tomohisa Fujii
skill for IT system engineer and IT system developer, IT project manager. The
IT skill is the one which becomes the core competence and the advantage and the
competitiveness of IT human resources
and this book provides the skill and the knowledge of the empowerment
which is indispensable to leap.
It adopts the composition which aimed at
this manual's arranging the case study of the appropriate theme everywhere to
polish the skill of the practicing empowerment and attempting to strengthen the
system-thinking power to think of personally in the approach.
Moreover, it organizes an indispensable
knowledge corner, and it takes up and it is introducing the basic knowledge
which is indispensable for the reader who aims to grow as IT human resources in
the communication ability and the basics of the bargaining ability, too.
Here, let's introduce contents in each
" Chapter 1 the outside and the
internal environment and the skill to surround IT human resources " :you
can clarify the road map and the skill of IT engineer.
It explores about the needs of the company
and BSC of IT engineer and the SWOT analysis, the excellence career path and IT
skill, the self-innovation of IT engineer, the global standard of the becoming
" Chapter 2 exploring core competence
in the becoming information-oriented process " :you can understand the
basics of the becoming information-oriented process.
Almost, it clarifies project management
It sees in detail about the corresponding
competence of the becoming information-oriented which consists of the
management strategy planning and promotion process, the becoming information-oriented
strategy planning and promotion process, systematization promotion process,
operations management process.
" Chapter 3 exploring core competence
with the ability axis " :you can clear up the IT engineer ability to lead
a system to the success.
It introduces the seven diamond rule of the
system-thinking at the ability axis of IT engineer and you can understand the
illustration expressive power which is indispensable for IT engineer.
Moreover, it explores about the embodiment
of the information control power and the communication, the team working and
the leadership, the bargaining ability and the client needs.
" Chapter 4 the practice of the core
competence ":you can practice the IT system design.
Almost, it introduces the point of the
operation management of the manufacture, the circulation, the sale and each
administration genre which consists of physical distribution which designs
after understanding the basic design of the IT system and the operation
management including the systematic approach.
" Chapter 5 the mission ":you can
understand the mission of IT engineer.”
It considers about the macro and the micro
viewpoint, the power of the digital organization and the intangible assets,
becoming information-oriented innovating of business management, the corporate
culture and the conflict of the becoming information-oriented, the risk
management and the becoming information-oriented.
It expects that above composition can
utilize as the initiation book of the empowerment in IT human resources.
< Contents >
1. The outside and the internal environment
and the skill to surround IT human resources・・・8
It clarifies the road map and IT skill of
The analysis of BSC, SWOT of the needs and
IT engineer of the company
1.1 The analysis of BSC, SWOT of the needs and IT engineer of the
■Let’s analyze business management ability by the balance scorecard.・・・9
■The basics of the SWOT analysis for IT
1.2 The self-innovation for IT engineer・・・17
■The self-innovation model who jumps to IT engineer・・・17
■< Case study > Making the road map of the self・・・21
1.3 The global standard of the becoming information-oriented・・・22
■ JNX of the e-commerce in the automotive
■Seven emerald model・・・36
explore core competence in the becoming
information-oriented process - it understands the basics of the becoming
2.1 The project management ability・・・53
■The ideal way of the skill management
about the project・・・53
■< Case study > The ideal way of the skill management about
■To improve the productivity of the project・・・55
■The mismatch of the project by
thoroughgoing of the skill management.・・・58
■Setting the evaluation axis of the project・・・63
■The external environment and the
evaluation by the viewpoint of the internal environment・・・65
2.2 The corresponding competence of the
management strategy planning and promotion process・・・68
■The building of a management strategy and
a business model・・・68
■The basic knowledge for the management
■< Case study > The business model which aimed for the whole
to be best by the design-data utilization・・・88
■< Case study > The out-sourcing
strategy which aimed to reform physical distribution・・・91
2.3 The corresponding competence of the
becoming information-oriented strategy planning and promotion process・・・93
■The IT solution strategy・・・93
■IT solution and the managing viewpoint・・・95
■The reviewing of IT investment by the
■< Case study > The point of the Web system in the e-commerce・・・99
■< Case study > The attention point in SFA introduction・・・103
■< Case study > The attention point in CTI system introduction which cooperates with
■ < Case study > The point of the data warehouse introduction・・・108
2.4 The corresponding competence of the systematization
■ < The case study > The practice of the management requirement by
■Let’s understand the technique of the system development.・・・115
■The test about the all kind approach
system development process of the systematization・・・120
■The basic point of the system switchgear・・・124
■< Case study > The point of the
cooperation of the ERP software package among the systems・・・128
2.5 The corresponding competence of the
operations management process・・・130
■The operations management process and the
corresponding competence of the system・・・130
■The performance and the failure management
is the pivot of the operations management.・・・134
■The mechanism of the soft back-up to have
supported a system failure・・・137
■< Case study > The way of thinking
of the operations management in ASP・・・138
explores core competence with the ability axis.・・・139
It clears up the novel IT engineer ability
to lead a system to the success.
3.1 The ability axis and the empowerment of
■Making an ability axis clear and
3.2 The seven diamond rule of the
■The structure and the approach of the
■Let’s think of the phenomenon by structure of the investing,
the output ( Rule 1 ).・・・145
■Let’s dig up the factor which relates to
the phenomenon and making a grouping, the abstraction, its making a number a
type ( Rule 2 )・・・149
■Let’s see a phenomenon in the front and
back of the negative aspect, the plus side ( Rule 3 ).・・・151
■Let’s change and it simulates a parameter about the
phenomenon ( Rule 4 )・・・.153
■Let’s create an image by the illustration
and it clarifies a shackle during the phenomenon, the relation of the
cooperation ( Rule 5 ).・・・155
■Let’s set a basic axis and a type and the
simplification, the modeling, its making a phenomenon a deoxyribonucleic acid (
Rule 6 )・・・156
■Let’s try the systematizing of the phenomenon, framework
building by it ( Rule 7 ).･･･168
3.3 The information control power and the
■The point of the communication ability・・・160
■The knowledge management・・・163
3.4 The team working and the leadership・・・165
■The forming of a communication and the show of the
ability for the member to have・・・165
■The accumulation body and the team working
of the knowledge・・・167
3.5 The embodiment of the bargaining
ability and the client needs・・・170
■The basic point of the bargaining ability・・・170
■When discipline bargaining ability・・・173
4. The practice of the core competence・・・175
The master of the operation management and
the becoming information-oriented practice power of each field
4.1 BASIC design of the becoming
information-oriented and the operation management・・・176
■BASIC design of the operation management・・・176
■The operation management and the
4.2 Let’s design the operation management of the manufacture
■Let’s master the basics of the production
4.3 To design
the operation management of the distribution management field ・・・
■The basic pattern and the POS system of
4.4 To design
the operation management of the marketing management field .・・・189
■The operation management of the marketing
4.5 Let’s design the operation management of the
physical distribution management field .・・・193
■3PL(Third Party Logistics) which shows
power in the physical distribution field･･･193
5. The mission・・・197
understand the mission of IT engineer.
5.1 The macro and the micro viewpoint・・・198
■The macro about the business process and
the micro viewpoint・・・198
■The cash flow management and the becoming
■The macro about the project management and
the micro viewpoint・・・206
5.2 The power of the digital organization
and the intangible assets・・・208
■The digital organization out of the
■The knowledge management and the
■The representative supply chain management of the
digital organization (SCM)・・・213
■The digital organization and the internal
■< Case study > The security securing in case of the Internet
5.3 Becoming information-oriented
innovating of business management・・・219
■Business management innovating approach・・・219
■The show factor and the Web system of the
■< Case study > The mechanism of the utilization of the
information on the customer buying behaviour・・・224
5.4 The corporate culture and the conflict
of the becoming information-oriented・・・226
■The corporate culture becomes the brake of the becoming
5.5 The risk management and the becoming
■The approach by the attack of the patent ・・・229
■The point of security compatible・・・233
■The basics of the encryption technology・・・237
< Coffee break >:
■The ancient Greece philosophy and IT
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USE THE FOLLOWING WISDOM FROM THIS BOOK:
The Many Levels of Mind and the Influence of Taoist Concepts.
Seeking the Underlying Reality: Scientific and Buddhist Approaches .
Taxonomy of Feng Shui Concepts.
Communicating with Underlying Reality to Acquire Information Necessary for Feng Shui.
Employing Higher Levels of Mind.
Separate levels of Mind and Consciousness as Tools.
Removing the noise from the information discovers all the contributing factors for the long term.
Environmental pressures have been increasing on businesses over many years. New legislation has forced companies to look at their impact on the environment through such issues as use of resources, emissions, energy use, transport and waste management. Accidents such as the recent pollution incident by BP in the Gulf of Mexico grab the attention of the media and bring it into the public domain. In addition to its focus on the NEBOSH course, this book covers all of the essential elements managers will need to understand correct environmental health and safety management, including the broad legal framework, risk assessment and pointers to relevant standards.
Brian Waters has 15 years’ experience in the water supply industry, and 13 years of experience in senior management roles with the National Rivers Authority and the Environment Agency. He has subsequently worked in training and consultancy, giving him a wealth of experience in this area.