Managing the Construction Process: Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control / Edition 3

Managing the Construction Process: Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control / Edition 3

by Frederick Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 013113406X

ISBN-13: 9780131134065

Pub. Date: 06/14/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Comprehensive and unique in its perspective, this reliable, easy-to-read book covers all areas of the Construction Management industry—with a balanced focus on both theory and practicality. It helps users gain a working knowledge of the whole Building Industry, as well as the technical skills required to manage a construction project from

Overview

Comprehensive and unique in its perspective, this reliable, easy-to-read book covers all areas of the Construction Management industry—with a balanced focus on both theory and practicality. It helps users gain a working knowledge of the whole Building Industry, as well as the technical skills required to manage a construction project from conception through occupancy. It emphasizes current industry practices, making it a useful reference for the construction professional. All topic areas are clearly marked for easy reference; these include: construction project management, contracts and delivery methods, detailed estimating, scheduling, network construction, project control, and project updating. For construction professionals, including engineers, technicians, schedulers, and planners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131134065
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Series:
Pearson Construction Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1Construction Project Management1
Chapter 1Industry and the Project3
Introduction4
The Construction Industry7
The Players11
Future Outlook14
The Construction Project16
Categories of Construction Projects19
The Project Manager24
Conclusion26
Chapter 2The Project Management Process29
Introduction30
Project Chronology32
Preconstruction32
Procurement Phase43
Construction Phase47
Project Closeout51
Conclusion52
Chapter 3Construction Contracts and Delivery Methods55
Introduction56
Project Risk and Liability56
Delivery Methods58
Traditional58
Design-Build61
Construction Project Management63
Student Union Example67
Contract Types67
Single Fixed Price68
Unit Price Contract68
Cost Plus a Fee70
Contract Changes72
Student Union Example Continued73
Conclusion73
Project Highlight76
Section 2Estimating81
Chapter 4Estimating Fundamentals83
Introduction84
Why Estimate?85
Types of Estimates85
Conceptual Phase86
Design Development Phase87
Procurement Phase88
Estimate Considerations89
Project Size89
Project Quality90
Location92
Time92
Other Market Conditions95
The Estimating Process96
Conclusion98
Chapter 5Conceptual, Square Foot, and Assemblies Estimating101
Introduction102
Conceptual Estimate103
Approach103
Data103
Adjustments105
Presentation112
Square Foot Estimating112
Approach112
Data113
Adjustments117
Presentation119
Residential Estimating120
Approach120
Example Residential Estimate123
Conclusion128
Chapter 6Assemblies Estimating131
Introduction132
What Is an Assembly?132
Approach134
Compilation and Adjustment168
Presentation172
Conclusion172
Chapter 7Detailed Estimating175
Introduction176
Quantity Takeoff177
Organization177
Labor, Material, and Equipment183
Measuring Quantities186
Unit Pricing190
Pricing Sources190
Material Costs191
Labor Costs192
Equipment Costs193
Estimate Setup193
Format197
Overhead197
Profit201
Conclusion202
Project Highlight205
Section 3Scheduling211
Chapter 8Scheduling Fundamentals213
Introduction215
Schedule Definition216
History of Scheduling216
When to Schedule217
Preconstruction Stage218
Construction Stage222
Postconstruction Stage223
Scheduling Methods225
Bar Chart Schedules226
Linear Balance, Network-based Bar Chart, and Matrix Schedules227
Network Schedules230
Conclusion233
Chapter 9Network Construction237
Introduction238
Network Definition238
Why Network Schedules?238
The Project Planning Process239
Project Investigation239
Activity Definition242
The Network Diagram245
Activity on Arrow Notation247
Precedent Notation251
Network Presentation255
Conclusion256
Chapter 10Activity Duration and Network Calculations261
Introduction262
Durations263
Scheduling Calculations267
Node Notation267
Forward Pass Calculations270
Backward Pass Calculations273
Float Calculations275
Critical Path279
Conclusion282
Project Highlight285
Section 4Project Control291
Chapter 11Fundamentals of Project Control293
Introduction294
Basic Control Theory295
Project Control Objectives295
Project Control Cycle298
Optimum Project Duration300
Crashing300
Optimum Project Duration Example305
Optimization Conclusion306
Conclusion316
Chapter 12Cost, Schedule, and Resource Control319
Introduction320
What Are Resources?320
Labor320
Equipment321
Space321
Cash321
Why Manage Resources?321
Labor and Equipment Studies324
Cash Flow Analysis328
Income Projection331
Payment Projection332
Cash Flow Analysis Conclusion334
Conclusion336
Chapter 13Updating the Project: Control in Practice343
Introduction344
Project Member Viewpoints344
Owner344
Designer345
Construction Manager345
Contractor345
Control Baselines346
Cost Baseline346
Time Baseline349
Baseline Summary352
Cost Engineering354
Progress Evaluation and Control355
Methods for Measuring Work Progress356
Cost and Schedule Performance357
Variance Example358
Project Documentation360
Documentation360
Project Coordination361
Trending, Forecasting, and Reporting361
Conclusion371
Project Highlight374
Appendix379
Index385

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