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PARTNERING = PROFITS!. Partnering is sweeping through the industry, allowing companies of all sizes to slash costs, increase quality, improve communication, maintain schedules, resolve disputes, and avoid litigation. William D. Ronco's Project Partnering Manual for Design and Construction is packed with everything you need to launch your own partnering program, including sample charts, forms, templates, and agendas used in real partnering projects. You also get dozens of detailed case histories, plus critical information on common partnering problems and how to overcome them. Implement effective project partnering; profit from group participation and decisionmaking; conduct partnering workshops; draft partnering documents and charters; use state-of-the-art communications methods; integrate partnering with TQM and re-engineering efforts; and much more.
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"Partnering" brings together architect, engineer, client, and real estate managers in a workshop communication structure to manage project communications. Required by many government agencies and large corporations, partnering helps to avoid cost over runs, litigation, and delays. This volume succinctly covers all aspects of partnering, showing how it can be used most beneficially and discussing the core specifics of partnering, the documents, training and structure, and case studies. The appendix contains an essay by a construction lawyer who reviews partnering from a legal perspective. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070536692
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: Construction Engineering Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Partnering Core 5
1 Partnering Content, Applications, and Results 7
2 Common Themes and Variations in Partnering Practices 19
3 Specifics 33
4 Benefits: What Partnering Accomplishes 49
5 Deeper Impacts: What Partnering Does and Why 65
6 Problems 87
Pt. 2 Partnering Documents 107
7 The Goals Statement 109
8 Communications Procedures 127
9 Conflict Resolution Process 139
Pt. 3 Training and Infrastructure 153
10 Valuing Differences 155
11 Training: Improving One-on-One Communications Skills 177
12 Better Meetings 197
13 Electronic Partnering? Using Groupware Computer Software to Enhance Design and Construction Partnering 213
Pt. 4 Case Studies 239
14 Partnering by the Book: The Benson Management Services Building Case 241
15 Partnering as Repair: The State Records Building Case 275
Appendix. A Construction Lawyer Looks at Partnering 305
Index 311
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