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    DescriptionLaunch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

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    Construction Management JumpStart
    The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara J. Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470609996
    ISBN 10: 0470609990

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    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
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    B&T Approval Code: A46342800
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    B&T Approval Code: A82700000
    BISAC V2.8: COM081000
    LC classification: HD9715.A2 J32 2010
    Thema V1.0: KJM, KNJ
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    17 May 2010
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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.
    Back cover copy
    Launch Your Construction Management Career--Quickly and EffectivelyWritten 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 affiliationsFind out what it takes to be a construction manager, take an aptitude quiz, and check your "fitness"Understand the complete process of design and constructionSee how work is obtained and learn the ins and outs of contract documentsLearn how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, and manage a job siteBuild and maintain a project scheduleMeasure performance, monitor safety, and control qualityIdentify, evaluate, and manage project risksGet up to speed on Building Information Modeling (BIM)In-Depth Coverage for Anyone Considering a Career in Construction ManagementA Valuable Reference and Resource for Those Already in the IndustryIntroduces 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.