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Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day / Edition 1

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day / Edition 1

by Matt Stevens
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This detailed overview of the construction contracting business delivers an invaluable collection of best practices, forms, templates, and checklists designed to reduce risks and increase profits. Contractors will learn everything they need to know about the make-or-break areas of estimating, pricing, bidding, project management, and financial management.

  • The author is well-known in the industry, with a weekly newsletter, website, online digest, regular column for Contractor magazine, and 70-plus seminar bookings for 2006
  • Extensive examples and illustrations help readers apply the insights offered

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071479158
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Matt Stevens is the president of his own construction consulting firm, Stevens Construction Institute, Inc. He has been working with contractors as a management consultant since 1994. He has more than 30 years of experience overall, including as a specialty contractor and general contractor. Stevens has worked with dozens of clients and conducted hundreds of seminars across the country. He worked as a management consultant with FMI Corporation from 1997-2002. He earned an undergraduate degree in construction management and an MBA. Stevens writes a monthly newsletter for his Web site (; his blog, the Construction Contractor's Digest, contains 150 articles (; and he has a regular column in Contractor magazine. His e-learning Web site is

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Business of Contracting

Chapter 2. The Acquire Work Process

Chapter 3. The Build Work Process

Chapter 4. The Keep Track Process

Chapter 5. People

Chapter 6. Best Practices

Chapter 7. Your Last Management Act

Chapter 8. Conclusions
Appendix: Chapter Exercises

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