Overview

With the construction industry evolving at a rapid pace, there is a growing demand for construction managers who can handle the complexity of the business for all types of projects, including residential, commercial, and public buildings as well as roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and other structures. This book responds to the need in the field for a practical guide, covering everything the reader needs to know on how to become an effective construction manager.

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Becoming a Construction Manager

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Overview

With the construction industry evolving at a rapid pace, there is a growing demand for construction managers who can handle the complexity of the business for all types of projects, including residential, commercial, and public buildings as well as roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and other structures. This book responds to the need in the field for a practical guide, covering everything the reader needs to know on how to become an effective construction manager.

Introduced by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the book first explores educational options, then goes on to describe how to apply management techniques to real-world projects. The emphasis throughout is on managing construction projects in ways that meet both clients' needs and serves society at large, with topics ranging from completing projects on time and within budget to the larger questions of infrastructure and sustainable design. Along the way, the book examines risk management and safety codes, using software for scheduling and budgeting, workforce issues and people skills, and much more.

In addition, Becoming a Construction Manager features:

  • Real-world profiles of working construction managers offering lessons from their experiences in diverse specialties

  • Coverage of globalization issues and an in-depth look at the future of the profession

  • Tips and advice on where the jobs are in the field and what to expect in an interview

  • Extensive resources listing professional organizations and educational opportunities

Concise, highly readable, and illustrated through-out, Becoming a Construction Manager is an essential guide for anyone considering a career in this profession and a handy reference for professionals working in construction firms.

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"Author John J. McKeon laid out a detailed overview of the profession, from trends, the book's text, layout and graphics enhance readability, and the resource-rich appendices add to the package." (ENR.com, June 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118122754
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 37 MB
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Meet the Author

John J. McKeon is Vice President of Communications for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the premier professional organization promoting leadership, professionalism, and excellence in the management of construction projects and programs throughout the world.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1. What Does a Construction Manager Do?

Chapter 2. The Education of a CM.

Chapter 3. The Experience of the Construction Manager.

Chapter 4. Construction Managers’ Place in the World.

Chapter 5. The Future of Construction Management.

Appendix.

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