Residential Construction Management: Managing According to the Project Lifecycle

J. Ross Publishing
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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing—readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can’t afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real-world case studies.Key FeaturesWalks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction managementOffers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current projectDiscusses how to approach a banker and secure financing – especially valuable in the current marketShows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project planWAV offers a downloadable building specification form, change order authorization form, construction schedule, sample budget, construction flowchart, a guide to working with bankers for spec home loans, and much more – available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
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About the author

After Joseph Griffin obtained a bachelor's degree in business management, he went on to begin working full-time in both the real estate and construction industry while simultaneously earning his Masters of Business Administration through Lenoir-Rhyne University. He later earned a Masters of Project Management through Western Carolina University. Joseph is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a member of the Project Management Institute, a member of both local REALTOR associations and the National Association of REALTORS and holds the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation. He has authored several articles on construction and project management which have been featured in national publications.
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Publisher
J. Ross Publishing
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Published on
Mar 15, 2010
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781604270228
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Project Management
Business & Economics / Project Management
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
Technology & Engineering / Project Management
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The only complete, up-to-date guide to construction project management that fully aligns with the latest PMBOK standards.

Project Management for Construction is the up-to-date guide to construction-specific project management that fully reflects the latest standards in the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK). Unlike competitive texts, it covers not just project management process skills, but also crucial people skills such as teambuilding, communication, conflict management, leadership, motivation, decision-making, and negotiation. Topics covered include: project integration, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, HR management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. Readers will find up-to-date project management information related to LEED and green building construction, as well as introductions to all leading approaches to cost estimating, including CSI divisions, R.S. Means Assemblies Cost Data, and UNIFORMAT divisions. Throughout, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material, and teaching/learning aids provided in no other construction project management text.

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Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches.

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The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI).

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