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This indispensable text takes the view of the commercial building contractor as it presents a detailed overview of job-site management. The comprehensive presentation discusses the entire process, including project relationships, shop drawings, documentation, safety management, project controls, software, and more. Relating directly to accepted industry practices, the text covers AIA and other construction documents and includes sample forms and procedures for real-world understanding. Perfect for a construction management curriculum, the book is also a must for students in construction engineering, civil engineering, or architecture as well.
Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-1260-X
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827371521
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Construction and Building Trades Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Mincks is a Certified Professional Constructor, as well as a member of the AACE International.

Hal Johnston is a Certified Professional Estimator (A.S.P.E.) and a Licensed General Contractor for the state of California.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction to Project Management 1

Introduction to Project Management 2

Attributes of Construction Projects 3

Goals and Objectives of Construction Projects 4

Management Techniques to Achieve Project Goals and Objectives 5

Organization of the Project Delivery System 6

Leadership 7

Problem Solving 7

Reporting and Record Keeping 8

Planning and Scheduling 8

Cost Control 8

Quality Management 9

Safety Management 9

Contract Compliance 10

Computerized Record Keeping 10

Summary 10

Review Questions 11

Chapter 2 The Project Team 13

Roles, Responsibilities, and Authority of Project Participants 14

The Traditional Contract Project Delivery System (Owner-Architect-Contractor) 15

Responsibilities of the Contractual Parties 17

The Owner's Roles During the Construction Phase 19

The Contractor's Roles During the Construction Phase 23

Other Roles in the Construction Process 28

Communications in the Traditional System 29

The Construction Management Delivery System 30

Roles of the CM Project Team 33

Communications in the CM Delivery System 35

The Design-Build Delivery System 35

Communications in the Design-Build Delivery System 38

Engineering-Procurement-Construction 38

Summary 39

Review Questions 39

Chapter 3 Use of Construction Documents on the Jobsite 41

The Construction Documents 44

Advertisement or Invitation to Bid 46

Request for Proposal 46

Instructions to Bidders 48

Bid Forms 48

General and Supplementary Conditions of the Contract 51

Additional Information to Bidders 53

Divisions 1-48, Technical Specification 53

Division 1, General Requirements 55

Divisions 2-48, Technical Specifications 56

Addenda 58

The Drawings 59

Use of the Construction Documents 64

Familiarization with a Project 64

Preparing Crew Assignments 65

Problem Solving 65

Summary 71

Review Questions 71

Chapter 4 Submittals, Samples, and Shop Drawings 73

Types of Submittals 74

Product Data Submittal 74

Shop Drawings 75

Samples 81

Requirements for Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples 82

Review of Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples 82

The Procurement Schedule 85

Submittal Review by the Contractor 89

The Use of Submittals During Construction 91

Summary 92

Review Questions 93

Chapter 5 Documentation and Record Keeping at the Jobsite 95

Report Types and Content 99

Event and Conversation Documentation 99

Daily Reports 99

Weekly and Monthly Reports 104

Diaries 110

Logs 112

Video Recordings 114

Time-Lapse Photography 115

Progress Schedules and Schedule Updates 116

Cost Documentation 116

Labor 116

Material 117

Equipment 119

Correspondence 119

Letter of Transmittal 122

RFI 123

Letters 124

E-Mail 127

Contractual Requirement Documentation 128

Meeting Minutes 129

Change Orders 134

Old Business 134

New Business 135

Meeting Adjourned, Next Meeting 135

Summary 136

Review Questions 137

Chapter 6 Jobsite Layout and Control 139

Material Handling 141

Labor Productivity 150

Equipment Constraints 153

Site Constraints 154

Elements of the Jobsite Layout Plan 155

Material Storage or Laydown Areas 155

Temporary Facilities 157

Types of Jobsite Offices 159

Jobsite Security 168

Perimeter Fencing 169

Access Roads 170

Signs and Barricades 172

Organizing Jobsite Layout 173

Summary 176

Review Questions 177

Chapter 7 Meetings, Negotiations, and Dispute Resolution 179

Partnering Meeting and Workshop Session 182

The Contractor's Preconstruction Planning and Organization Meeting 183

Preconstruction Meeting with Subcontractors 185

Project Preconstruction Meeting 185

Project Meetings 188

Construction Phase Subcontractor Meetings 188

Construction Staff Meetings 190

Specialized Meetings 191

Project Closeout Meetings 191

Postproject Review and Evaluation 192

Negotiations 192

Summary 197

Review Questions 198

Chapter 8 Jobsite Labor Relations and Control 199

Labor Productivity 201

Impact of Changes 202

Poor Weather 202

Material Problems 203

High Labor Turnover 203

Accidents and Unsafe Conditions 204

Working Overtime 204

Projects in Existing Facilities or Congested Areas 205

Jobsite Labor Organization 206

Labor Agreements 206

Supervision and Control of Labor 209

The Superintendent 209

The Foreman 212

Overtime 212

Employee Relations 213

Employee Training 213

Tools 213

Labor Records 214

Summary 218

Review Questions 219

Chapter 9 Personnel and Safety Management 221

Corporate Safety Policy 226

Safe Practice and Operations Code 227

Accident Prevention 228

Medical and First-Aid Facilities and Services 234

Protection of the General Public 234

Fire Protection 238

Substance Abuse 239

Personal Protective Equipment 240

Hazardous Materials Communication 240

Safety Communications 244

Accident Reporting and Investigation 245

OSHA Records and Regulatory Requirements 246

Recording Injuries and Illnesses 248

Summary 252

Review Questions 255

Chapter 10 Subcontracting and Purchasing 257

Subcontract Management 260

The Subcontractor 260

The Subcontract Agreement 261

Subcontract Agreement Amount 261

Selecting Subcontractor Bids 262

Subcontract Agreement Contract Form 267

Scope Definition in the Subcontract Agreement 268

Coordination Meetings 271

Scheduling Subcontractors 271

Subcontractor Submittals 271

Changes to the Subcontract Agreement 272

Quality Control in Subcontract Work 272

Subcontractor Payment 273

Subcontract Back Charges 274

Withheld Payments 276

Subcontractor Coordination 276

Subcontractor Safety and Waste Management 278

The Subcontractor's Subcontracts 278

Purchase of Materials 279

Material Contracts 279

Purchase Orders 280

Expediting and Tracking Material and Equipment 280

Summary 285

Review Questions 286

Chapter 11 Project Quality Management 287

Defining Quality in the Construction Process 289

Total Quality Management 290

The Quality Plan 292

The Jobsite Quality Control Team 295

Testing and Inspection 297

Summary 308

Review Questions 309

Chapter 12 Time and Cost Control 311

Project Duration Control 313

Scope of Activities 315

Sequence of Activities 317

Duration of Activities 320

The Project Schedule 321

Project Cost Control 329

Realistic Cost Control Activities 333

Summary 336

Review Questions 336

Chapter 13 Waste and Environmental Management and Sustainable Construction Practices 339

Creating the Jobsite Environment Management Plans 340

Waste Management in the Design Phase 342

Waste Management in the Construction Phase 343

Waste Due to Theft 343

Waste Due to Operations 343

Waste Prevention During Purchasing 343

Recycling and Reuse of Waste On-Site 345

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Requirements 347

Understand the Required Documentation for LEED and Green Globes 348

Specialty and Subcontractors' Role in Waste Management 348

Storm Water Management (SWPPPs) 349

Final 2008 Construction General Permit 349

Indoor Air Quality and Other LEED Documentation and Requirements During Construction 350

During Construction 351

During Commissioning 352

During Occupancy 353

LEED Evaluation and Reporting 353

Summary 354

Review Questions 354

Chapter 14 Computerized Project Administration 355

Document Flow 358

Document Control 359

Word Processing Software 364

Spreadsheet Software 364

Database Software 365

Computer Hardware 367

Document and Contract Control Software 367

Planning and Scheduling Software 373

Web-Enabled Project Management Software 377

Cloud Computer, Application Serving, and Browser-Based Applications 379

Electronic Photographic Documentation 379

Building Information Modeling 380

Summary 381

Review Questions 381

Chapter 15 Changes and Claims 383

Changes in the Construction Project 384

The Change Order Process 390

Time Extension 397

Documentation of Changes 401

Implementation of Change Orders 402

Summary 404

Review Questions 404

Chapter 16 Progress Payments 405

The Schedule of Values 407

Unit-Price Contracts 418

Project Cash Flow Projections 418

Progress Payment Procedures 426

Payment Processing 435

Summary 435

Review Questions 437

Chapter 17 Project Closeout 439

The Closeout Process 442

Punch Lists 444

Substantial Completion 445

Paperwork Requirements 449

Inspection Agency Releases 449

System Testing and Documentation 450

O & M Manuals and Instructions 450

Spare Parts and Extra Materials 452

Keys, Permanent Cylinders, and Rekeying 453

Record Drawings 453

Warranties and Guarantees 454

Affidavits of Payment, Lien Releases, and Consent of Surety 455

Miscellaneous Certifications and Releases 456

Financial Resolution of the Project 456

Subcontractor Payment 456

Resolution with the Owner 457

Cost Control Completion 457

Archiving Records 458

Summary 459

Review Questions 460

Index 461

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