Modern Construction Management, 7th Edition, 7/e
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Modern Construction Management, 7th Edition, 7/e

Author : Frank Harris , Ronald McCaffer & Francis Edum-Fotwe
© Year : 2013
ISBN : 9780470672174
Pages : 572
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 1.00   kg

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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 1
2 Quality management 7
3 Production process improvement 35
4 Planning techniques 80
5 Workforce motivation 117
6 Project cost control 133
7 Management of equipment 147
8 Project procurement 171
9 Estimating and tendering 211
10 Competitive bidding 242
11 Company budgetary control 268
12 Cash flow and interim valuations 277
13 Economic assessments 298
14 Company organisation 337
15 Market planning and business development 369
16 International construction logistics and risks 382
17 Information resources and ICT systems 390
18 Financial management 416
19 Questions – construction management 449
20 Questions – operational research (OR) 499
21 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.

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