Managing Residential Construction Projects

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June 14, 2010


Electronic book text, 555 pages


0071491686 / 9780071491686

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Main description

  • The audience for this book in the United States alone is well over half a million: construction managers (389,000), architects (113,000), engineers (228,000), and urban planners (32,000)

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Mission Chapter 2: Valuation Chapter 3: Time Chapter 4: Building Chapter 5: Residential Construction Management Chapter 6: Operations Chapter 7: Crisis and Siege Management Chapter 8: Resolving Conflicts: The Art of Negotiation and Survival Appendix A: AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) DOCUMENTS Appendix B: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (CMAA) DOCUMENTS Appendix C: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC EOPDEMIOLOGY AND PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS Appendix D: RECOMMENDED STANDARD (RS)-232-C APPENDIX E: THE SPEARIN DOCTRINE INDEX

Author comments

Derek Graham has more than 20 years of experience in construction and construction project management. Currently an independent consultant in the New York City high-end residential sector as an owner's representative, quality control inspector/specialist, planner, and expert witness, he has also worked extensively in the commercial and hospitality sectors. Mr. Graham is skilled in all aspects of construction, including building trades, cost estimating, contract negotiation, troubleshooting, financial reporting, and crisis management.

Back cover copy

Use Project Management Tools to Control Quality, Cost, and Schedule on Any Residential Construction Project

Managing Residential Construction Projects provides you with an effective, real-world blueprint for using the latest project management tools to gain control over quality, cost, and schedule. Construction expert Derek Graham addresses the practical issues behind budget and scheduling problems, providing you with the expertise to anticipate crises before they arise and develop a residential construction process that flows more smoothly and efficiently.

Offering a unique visual presentation that delivers at-a-glance solutions, the author shows you step by step how to:

  • Customize a project management strategy for your specific needs
  • Create a model for bids and project cycles
  • Establish administrative models for each project type
  • Use staff and facilities to best advantage
  • Deal effectively with clients, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Resolve disputes among team members, clients, design professionals, and managers
  • Troubleshoot problems such as errors and omissions, change orders, delays, quality control failures, and litigation

Get the Skills Needed to Take Charge of Residential Construction Jobs:
* Project Management Strategy * Cost Estimating * Scheduling and Planning * Contract Management * Construction Management * Business Tools * Crisis and Siege Management * Resolving Conflicts

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