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Becoming a Construction Managerby John J. Mckeon
Synopses & Reviews
With the construction industry evolving at a rapid pace, there is a growing demand for construction managers who can handle the complexity of the business for all types of projects, including residential, commercial, and public buildings as well as roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and other structures. This book responds to the need in the field for a practical guide, covering everything the reader needs to know on how to become an effective construction manager.
Introduced by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the book first explores educational options, then goes on to describe how to apply management techniques to real-world projects. The emphasis throughout is on managing construction projects in ways that meet both clients' needs and serves society at large, with topics ranging from completing projects on time and within budget to the larger questions of infrastructure and sustainable design. Along the way, the book examines risk management and safety codes, using software for scheduling and budgeting, workforce issues and people skills, and much more.
In addition, Becoming a Construction Manager features:
Concise, highly readable, and illustrated through-out, Becoming a Construction Manager is an essential guide for anyone considering a career in this profession and a handy reference for professionals working in construction firms.
Becoming A Construction Manager Answers These Key Questions:
What Do Construction Managers Do?
What Types Of Jobs Are Out There?
What Are The Education Requirements For Construction Managers?
What Is The Future For Professionals In Construction Management?
Here is everything a person needs to know for today's careers in construction management—written by a leading authority in construction management, summarizing the insights of successful construction managers at top international firms. From interviewing techniques to scheduling and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, this easy-to-use, practical guide is packed with invaluable information for anyone considering a career in construction management as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area.
The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management
Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager—from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms.
Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.
About the Author
John J. McKeon is Vice President of Communications for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the premier professional organization promoting leadership, professionalism, and excellence in the management of construction projects and programs throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What Does a Construction Manager Do?
Chapter 2. The Education of a CM.
Chapter 3. The Experience of the Construction Manager.
Chapter 4. Construction Managers’ Place in the World.
Chapter 5. The Future of Construction Management.
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