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Project Management for Construction eBook

David L. Goetsch

Project Management for Construction eBook

By David L. Goetsch
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Author
David L. Goetsch
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780133484588
Published Date
07/01/2014

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Project Management for Construction is a guide to construction-specific project management that fully reflects the latest standards in the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK). Unlike competitive texts, it covers not just project management process skills, but also crucial people skills such as teambuilding, communication, conflict management, leadership, motivation, decision-making, and negotiation. Topics covered include: project integration, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, HR management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. Readers will find up-to-date project management information related to LEED and green building construction, as well as introductions to all leading approaches to cost estimating, including CSI divisions, R.S. Means Assemblies Cost Data, and UNIFORMAT divisions.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book will help construction professionals quickly master the best practices of construction project management. It provides: 

  • Comprehensive construction-specific coverage fully aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK):
  • Coverage of the latest construction industry trends as they relate to project management: Addresses important trends such as LEED and green construction, as well as all leading forms of cost estimation
  • Hands-on focus, comprehensive pedagogical tools, and support for flexible approaches to teaching and learning
Features

Comprehensive construction-specific coverage fully aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): 

  • Thoroughly addresses all PMBOK components—preparing students to become construction project managers and to pass the project management field’s leading certification examination 
  • Covers both process and people skills, and shows how they connect—ensuring that students gain both the technical and interpersonal management skills they will need to succeed 
  • Addresses all levels of construction and all types of projects—including residential, commercial, and industrial projects 
  • Systematically addresses best-practice processes—including project integration, as well as techniques for managing scope, time, cost, quality, human relations, communication, risk, and procurement 
  • Thoroughly addresses make-or-break “people” issues—offering extensive practical insights into teambuilding, communication, conflict management, leadership, motivation, decision-making, negotiating, and more 

Up-to-date coverage of the latest construction industry trends as they relate to project management: 

  • Presents new information on managing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and other Green Building projects—preparing students to participate in one of the fastest-growing areas of construction 
  • Covers the Critical Path Method (CPM) in depth—teaching students today’s most comprehensive and practical approach to scheduling large-scale projects 
  • Covers the leading modern and emerging approaches to cost estimating—including both Construction Specification Institute (CSI) divisions for cost estimating; R.S. Means Assemblies Cost Data; and UNIFORMAT divisions 

Hands-on focus, comprehensive pedagogical tools, and support for flexible approaches to teaching and learning: 

  • Challenging real-world construction projects, boxed discussion cases, and practical hands-on problems that promote discussion and mastery—helping students go discover how modern project management techniques have permitted the successful completion of many of today’s most challenging projects 
  • Proven pedagogical tools to promote effective learning—including chapter summaries, key terms and phrases, and review questions 
  • Designed for use in both traditional classrooms and online classes—helping instructors support 
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • I. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT—PROCESS SKILLS
  • 1. Overview of Construction Project Management
  • 2. Roles and Responsibilities of Construction Project Managers
  • 3. Cost Estimating for Construction Projects
  • 4. Planning and Scheduling for Construction Projects
  • 5. Procuring for Construction Projects
  • 6. Managing Risk in Construction Projects
  • 7. Project Construction, Monitoring, and Closeout
  • II. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT—PEOPLE SKILLS
  • 8. Leading Teams
  • 9. Building Teams and Managing Conflict
  • 10. Motivating Teams
  • 11. Communicating, Influencing, and Negotiating
  • 12. Managing Time
  • 13. Managing Change
  • 14. Managing Diversity
  • 15. Managing Adversity