Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management

Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management


By (author) Barbara J. Jackson

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 26mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470609990
  • ISBN 13: 9780470609996
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 181,520

Product description

Launch your career in construction management with thisone-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increaseemployment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second editionof a bestselling introduction to construction management walks youthrough each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book willfamiliarize you with all the construction management fundamentalsand how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting theconstruction management profession. * Covers interoperability of technology advances in theconstruction industry * Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach toproject delivery and how this affects the constructor's role * Elaborates each stage of the design and construction processand the tasks associated with each of them * Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administercontracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan andschedule a project, monitor project performance, manage projectquality and safety, and assess project risks * Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to helpenforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented inthis book will help ensure you a successful start to yourcareer.

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Author information

Barbara J. Jackson is Director of the California Center for Construction Education and a Professor of Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She holds a BS in Housing and Design, an MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor and design-builder, she is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on alternative project delivery.

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Launch Your Construction Management Career--Quickly and Effectively Written by an expert with over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor, the new edition of this bestselling guide has been revised and updated and is more timely than ever. Get a thorough introduction to construction management basics, see how today's hot issues such as sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are impacting the industry, and master the very latest techniques and tools of the trade. Review the basics, including industry sectors, project players, and professional affiliations Find out what it takes to be a construction manager, take an aptitude quiz, and check your "fitness" Understand the complete process of design and construction See how work is obtained and learn the ins and outs of contract documents Learn how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, and manage a job site Build and maintain a project schedule Measure performance, monitor safety, and control quality Identify, evaluate, and manage project risks Get up to speed on Building Information Modeling (BIM) In-Depth Coverage for Anyone Considering a Career in Construction Management A Valuable Reference and Resource for Those Already in the Industry Introduces the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)Certification Programs

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1 The Construction Industry. Chapter 2 What Is Construction Management? Chapter 3 How We Get the Work. Chapter 4 The Construction Contract. Chapter 5 Project Stages. Chapter 6 Estimating Project Costs. Chapter 7 Contract Administration. Chapter 8 Construction Operations and Job Site Management. Chapter 9 Project Planning and Scheduling. Chapter 10 Monitoring Project Performance. Chapter 11 Managing Quality and Safety. Chapter 12 Managing Project Risks. Chapter 13 Building Information Modeling. Appendix A Common Acronyms Used in Construction. Appendix B Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.