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This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students.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.
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.
1 Introduction 12 Quality management 73 Production process improvement 354 Planning techniques 805 Workforce motivation 1176 Project cost control 1337 Management of equipment 1478 Project procurement 1719 Estimating and tendering 21110 Competitive bidding 24211 Company budgetary control 26812 Cash flow and interim valuations 27713 Economic assessments 29814 Company organisation 33715 Market planning and business development 36916 International construction logistics and risks 38217 Information resources and ICT systems 39018 Financial management 41619 Questions – construction management 44920 Questions – operational research (OR) 49921 Questions – Six Sigma 511
Frank Harris :- Frank Harris, BEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, CEng, MICE, FCIOB is Emeritus Professor of Construction Science at the University of Wolverhampton.Francis Edum-Fotwe :- Francis Edum-Fotwe, BSc, MSc, PhD, MASCE is Lecturer in Construction and Project Management at Loughborough University.Ronald McCaffer :- Ronald McCaffer, BSc, PhD, DSc, FREng, FRSE, FICE, FCIOB, is Emeritus Professor of Construction Management at Loughborough University.