Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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Master the essentials of planning, scheduling, and managing field construction projects

For more than thirty years, "Construction Project Management" by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.

This "Fifth Edition" features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience.

The "Fifth Edition" features include:

Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project

Expanded coverage of production planning

Large foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the book

Thorough and up to date, "Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition" is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

 

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Contents

Construction Practices
1
Management System
17
Project Cost Estimating
31
Project Planning
63
Project Scheduling
85
Production Planning
129
Project Time Acceleration
147
Resource Management
173
Scheduling Applications
285
Highway Bridge BidItem Summary Sheets
309
SI Unit Highway Bridge BidItem Summary Sheets
323
Highway Bridge Project Outline
345
Arrow Notation
347
The PERT Procedure
367
Analysis of Estimating Accuracy
373
Highway Bridge Case Studies
381

Project Time Management
197
Project Cost System
223
Project Financial Management
259

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About the author (2008)

S. KEOKI SEARS is a Senior Program Manager for CH2M HILL on the London 2012 Olympic Park. He has extensive experience managing large construction projects worldwide.

GLENN A. SEARS is an active consultant in construction engineering and management. He isEmeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico.

RICHARD H. CLOUGH, deceased, wasDean of the College of Engineering, University of New Mexico. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was considered one of the leading American educators in construction engineering and management.

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