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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.
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.