Synopses & Reviews
Construction Management Fundamentals
is intended as an introduction to both technical and business sides of construction, and is intended for use in an undergraduate Civil Engineering curriculum or for graduate courses in Construction Management. The text covers fundamentals of construction in a logical, simple, and concise format, and many examples reinforce construction and management concepts through applications, photographs, and illustrations derived from actual projects. Based upon professional practice, standard formats for analyzing common problems are presented and explained preparing students for fast-paced bid preparation.
The second edition of Construction Management Fundamentals includes coverage of the Construction Specifications Institutes new MasterFormat 2004 edition, as well as a completely rewritten safety chapter incorporating the latest OSHA required safety practices and reporting practices. The book will help prepare the student who may take one or two courses in construction or the construction management professional.
Construction management is about delivering a project. It involves managing time, cost, quality, and safety, and acting in a socially, politically, and environmentally acceptable manner. This text provides undergraduate engineering students and graduate Construction Management students a comprehensive overview of the parameters.
The second edition of Construction Management Fundamentals gives students a solid understanding of construction so that, as designers or constructors, they will be better prepared to make intelligent design decisions and to interact in a meaningful and productive manner. For those students who may take only one or two courses, the material is covered in a logical, simple, and concise format.
About the Author
Cliff Schexnayder (Tempe, AZ) Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Del Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Historical Perspective
Part 1 - Construction Management:
Chapter 2 Overview of the Construction Industry
Chapter 3 Construction Management Functions
Chapter 4 Scheduling Techniques for Construction Projects
Chapter 5 Construction Cost Estimates
Chapter 6 Estimating Heavy/Civil Projects
Chapter 7 Estimating Building Projects
Chapter 8 Construction Contracts Administration
Chapter 9 Construction Accounting
Part 2 - Construction Practice:
Chapter 10 Machine Power
Chapter 11 Equipment Selection and Utilization
Chapter 12 Equipment Cost
Chapter 13 Building Materials
Chapter 14 Building Construction Methods
Chapter 15 Quality and Productivity
Chapter 16 Safety
Chapter 17 Trends
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Selected Unit Equivalents