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
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|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 (www.stevensci.com); his blog, the Construction Contractor's Digest, contains 150 articles (www.contractorsblog.com); and he has a regular column in Contractor magazine. His e-learning Web site is www.contructioncbt.com.
Table of Contents
ForewordChapter 1. The Business of ContractingChapter 2. The Acquire Work ProcessChapter 3. The Build Work ProcessChapter 4. The Keep Track ProcessChapter 5. PeopleChapter 6. Best PracticesChapter 7. Your Last Management ActChapter 8. Conclusions
Appendix: Chapter Exercises