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The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes.

This book grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project produced a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills, usable in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics for which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects.

With the continuing internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction related disciplines across Europe.

 

  

About the Author

Eugenio Pellicer, Civil Engineer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Víctor Yepes, Civil Engineer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

José C. Teixeira, Civil Engineer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Helder P. Moura, Civil Engineer, M.Sc., Regional Director, Estradas de Portugal, S.A., Portugal

Joaquín Catalá, Civil Engineer, Ph.D., Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

 

Table of Contents

About the Authors x

Preface xi

1 Organising Construction Processes in Construction Companies 1

1.1 Educational outcomes 1

1.2 The facility life-cycle 1

1.3 Production by projects 4

1.4 The construction industry 6

1.5 Construction companies 9

1.6 Organisational structure of a construction company 13

1.7 The construction site within the construction company 17

References 18

Further reading 19

2 Contract Documents 20

2.1 Educational outcomes 20

2.2 Contract documents 20

2.3 Type of documents 23

2.4 Bidding documents 26

2.5 Contractor tender or bid 29

2.6 Estimating process 29

2.7 Contract agreement 33

2.8 Bill of quantities 35

2.9 General and particular conditions 37

2.10 Technical specifications 41

2.11 Contract drawings 43

2.12 Other documents 46

References 48

Further reading 49

3 Procurement Approaches 50

3.1 Educational outcomes 50

3.2 Introduction to procurement 50

3.3 Traditional procurement 53

3.4 Design-build arrangements 55

3.5 Management contracting 56

3.6 Construction management 58

3.7 Relational contracting 59

3.8 Public concessions and public-private partnerships 62

3.9 Organisation modelling 65

3.10 The project manager team 66

References 67

Further reading 68

4 Communications, Information and Documentation 69

4.1 Educational outcomes 69

4.2 Importance of communications, documentation and information 69

4.3 Communications on site 71

4.4 Daily logs 74

4.5 Reports 74

4.6 Construction diary 78

4.7 Meetings 79

4.8 Photographs and videos on site 80

4.9 Information and documentation flow in construction 81

4.10 Information and communications technologies (ICT) 82

4.11 Building information modelling (BIM) 87

4.12 Electronic business and project administration 89

References 93

Further reading 94

5 Site Setup and Construction Processes 95

5.1 Educational outcomes 95

5.2 Site constraints 95

5.3 Equipment constraints 98

5.4 Material storage and handling 99

5.5 Temporary facilities and auxiliary works 100

5.6 Construction jobsite offices 101

5.7 Security on construction sites 103

5.8 Internal organisation of the construction works 105

5.9 General approach to construction processes 108

5.10 Temporary works 110

References 112

Further reading 113

6 Machinery and Equipment 114

6.1 Educational outcomes 114

6.2 The need of machinery and equipment 114

6.3 Selection of machinery and equipment 115

6.3.1 Conditioning factors 115

6.3.2 Methods used to select the machine in relation to economic profitability 116

6.4 Calculation of costs 118

6.4.1 Fixed and variable hourly costs 118

6.4.2 Equipment ownership costs 119

6.4.3 Operating costs 124

6.5 Maintenance 127

References 129

Further reading 130

7 Productivity and Performance 131

7.1 Educational outcomes 131

7.2 Productivity and performance 131

7.3 Work study 134

7.4 Method study 135

7.5 Work measurement 136

7.6 Equipment performance 141

7.7 Assessment of production/productivity 144

7.8 Benchmarking and construction productivity improvement 145

References 149

Further reading 150

8 Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management 151

8.1 Educational outcomes 151

8.2 Quality, innovation and knowledge 151

8.3 Quality control 153

8.4 Quality assurance in accordance with ISO 9001 154

8.5 Innovation in construction projects 156

8.6 Knowledge management in construction 162

8.7 Standards and procedures 164

8.8 Certificates and technical approvals 165

References 167

Further reading 168

9 Health and Safety Management 169

9.1 Educational outcomes 169

9.2 Introduction to occupational health and safety 169

9.3 The risk–accident cycle 170

9.4 Regulatory context 171

9.5 Agents involved 173

9.6 Business context 174

9.7 On-site prevention 174

9.8 Health and safety plan 177

9.9 Management of the health and safety plan 178

9.10 Incidents and accidents during construction 184

References 186

Further reading 187

10 Environmental and Sustainability Management 188

10.1 Educational outcomes 188

10.2 Environmental impact assessment 188

10.3 Basic legislation for environmental impact assessment 190

10.4 Environmental management tools 191

10.5 Environmental management at the construction site 192

10.6 Construction and demolition (C&D) waste management 193

10.7 C&D reduction, reuse and recycling 196

10.8 Environmental monitoring plan 198

10.9 Environmental impacts at the construction site 199

10.10 Sustainability in construction 200

10.11 Green buildings and certifications 201

References 203

Further reading 204

11 Supply Chain Management 205

11.1 Educational outcomes 205

11.2 Introduction to supply chain management 205

11.3 The construction supply chain 207

11.4 Pros and cons of subcontracting in the construction industry 209

11.5 Procurement and management of subcontracts 211

11.6 Purchase of materials and equipment 213

11.7 Coordination of suppliers and subcontractors 215

11.8 Lean construction 216

References 219

Further reading 220

12 Resources Management 221

12.1 Educational outcomes 221

12.2 Construction planning 221

12.3 Work breakdown structure 224

12.4 Scheduling of activities 226

12.5 Duration of activities 227

12.6 Resources limitations and leveling 229

12.7 Bar chart or gantt diagram 230

12.8 Network diagrams 232

12.8.1 Historical introduction 232

12.8.2 Graphical representation 233

12.8.3 Calculating the critical path 234

12.8.4 Probability applications 236

12.8.5 The precedence diagramming method 237

12.8.6 Critical chain 239

12.8.7 Commercial software 240

12.9 Line of balance 241

12.10 Last planner system 242

12.11 Time control 246

12.12 Cost assessment and control 247

12.13 Earned value management 250

12.14 Value engineering 252

12.15 Risk management 254

References 258

Further reading 260

13 Progress Payment 261

13.1 Educational outcomes 261

13.2 Introduction to progress payment 261

13.3 Lump sum contract 263

13.4 Unit price contract 264

13.5 Cost plus contract 267

13.6 Incentive contract 268

13.7 Percentage of construction fee contract 269

13.8 Progress payment procedures 269

References 272

Further reading 273

14 Claims and Change Management 274

14.1 Educational outcomes 274

14.2 Introduction to claims and change management 274

14.3 Definition of claim 275

14.4 Causes of claims 277

14.5 Types of claims 280

14.6 Claim management process 281

14.7 Claim avoidance practices 287

14.8 Management of the change process 288

References 291

Further reading 292

15 Project Closeout 293

15.1 Educational outcomes 293

15.2 The closeout process 293

15.3 Completion and closing of the construction project 294

15.4 Inspection and tests 297

15.5 Handover 299

15.6 Occupation 300

15.7 Final documentation 301

15.8 Post-project review 303

References 307

Further reading 307

Index 309

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Construction - General
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Construction Management; Eugenio Pellicer; Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction; Leonardo da Vinci; developing construction management skills
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Publication Date:
20131104
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
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