Basics Project Management Architecture

Basics Project Management Architecture


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Basics Project Management Architecture by Hartmut Klein, Bert Bielefeld, Roland Schneider, Tim Brandt

The core task of the classic architect, in addition to architectural design and planning work, is management of the construction project: from planning operations and tendering, to scheduling and cost planning and construction management. These important practical tasks are usually only covered during studies by one subject: Construction Management or Construction Economics, and thus treated as less significant. But every architect must master these abilities in order to manage and realize his or her own projects successfully.
How are the individual processes interrelated? How are professionals networked? How do the different levels of organization function? Because of tight deadlines and strongly interdependent processes, scheduling is an important prerequisite for successful project implementation. Architects have a duty to control all those involved and to procure their services at the right times.
Basics Architectural Project Management brings together the successful individual volumes, Project Planning, Tendering, Construction Scheduling, and Site Management from the student series BASICS into one volume, which is completed by the new, not yet published book Budgeting, and answers in one publication the crucial hows and whys of construction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783038214625
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Project planning 11

Introduction 12

Project Participants 15

The client 15

The architect 16

The project controller 17

Specialist planners 18

Experts 19

Departments and authorities 21

Contractors 21

Contract structures 22

Team building 24

General Conditions and Aims 27

Costs 27

Deadlines 31

Quality 34

Planning Process 37

Deciding on a project 37

Concept phase 39

Design phase 42

Gaining permission 46

Working plans and quality of finish 49

Tendering 53

The award procedure 64

Construction 69

The warranty period 77

In Conclusion 79

Budgeting 81

Introduction 82

Basic Budgeting Principles 86

Concepts and structures 86

Costing parameters 89

Cost prediction principles 95

Factors influencing costs 96

Assessing cost risks 99

Costing Methods 105

Costing based on cubic capacity 105

Costing based on floor area and usable area 110

Costing based on component elements 114

Costing based on construction elements 117

Costing based on work specifications 120

Continuing the Budgeting Process 125

Basic principles for continuing and maintaining the cost planning process 125

Working with cost determination based construction elements in the planning phase 129

Working with trade-oriented cost determination in the tendering phase 132

Cost control in the building phase 134

Establishing and assessing costs 137

In Conclusion 139

Construction Scheduling 141

Introduction 142

Creating a Schedule 143

Schedule elements 143

Forms of representation 146

Depth of representation 150

Creating a framework schedule 155

The structure of the project schedule 156

Planning task sequence 161

Planning task duration 169

Workflows in the Planning and Construction Process 173

Planning participants 173

Coordinating planning 175

Coordinating construction preparation 177

Preparing the construction process 179

Building shell 181

Building envelope 182

Finishing work 183

Building services 191

Final work 196

Working with a Schedule 197

Updating and adjusting a schedule 197

Disruptions to the construction process 199

Dealing with disruptions 202

Scheduling as process documentation 205

In Conclusion 206

Tables 207

Tendering 213

Introduction 215

Tendering requirements 216

Tender items 224

Organizing The Tender 227

Timetabling the invitation to tender 227

Tendering sequence and nature of tender 230

Fixing bid units 232

Tendering style 237

Structuring an Invitation to Tender 241

Textual elements 241

Drawing elements 252

Other descriptive elements 253

Structuring Service Specifications 255

Approach to functional service specifications 255

Procedures for a detailed description of works 270

In Conclusion 287

Site Management 291

Introduction 291

Fundamentals of Site Management 293

Preparing site management 293

The moment of truth 293

Quality specifications 294

Schedule specifications 295

Cost specifications 296

Organizing the Building Site 297

Building site facilities 297

The safeness of building sites 300

Cooperation on the building site 305

Project meeting/site meeting 312

Scheduling and Implementation Planning 317

Terms relating to scheduling and implementation planning 317

Execution of the schedule and implementation plan 318

Checking schedules 325

Schedule management 329

Quality Management 334

Defining quality 334

Monitoring and safeguarding quality 339

Laws/regulations/standards 341

Defects and defect correction 345

Cost Management 350

Budget 350

Tender sum/contract sum 351

Prognosis, supplements 351

Cost control 354

Cost management 354

Settlement of accounts 355

Final Inspection and Acceptance 359

Acceptance of construction work/transfer of risk 359

Warranty 362

Acceptance by regulatory authorities 362

Handover 364

Handover to the client 364

Project documentation 365

Appendix 367

Literature 368

Guidelines and Standards (Selection) 369

Picture Credits 370

The Authors 371

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