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Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques
September 27, 2019.
by Stephen Ogunlana (Editor), Prasanta Dey (Editor) ISBN: 0415480175 ISBN-13: 978-041548017
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Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques Today's businesses are driven by customer "pull" and technological "push". To remain competitive in this dynamic business world, engineering and construction organizations are constantly innovating with new technology tools and techniques to improve process performance in their projects. Their management challenge is to save time, reduce cost and increase quality and operational efficiency. Risk management has recently evolved as an effective method of managing both project and operations management. Risk is inherent in any project, as managers need to plan projects with minimal knowledge and information, but its management helps managers to become proactive rather than reactive. Hence, it not only increases the chance of project achievement but also helps ensure better performance throughout its operations phase.
Various qualitative and quantitative tools are routinely deployed by practitioners and researchers for managing risk and have reported extensively over the past decade. These have tremendous potential for wider application. Yet the current literature on both the theory and practice of risk management is widely scattered. Most of the books emphasize risk management theory but lack practical demonstrations and give little guidance on the application of those theories. This book showcases a number of effective applications of risk management tools and techniques across product and service life in a way useful for practitioners, graduate students, and researchers. And it also provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of risk management in engineering and construction. Overview from Amazon (www.amazon.com).
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Materials for Construction: Civil Engineering Fundamentals
June 20, 2019.
by Picard Henderson (Editor) ISBN: 1641721154 ISBN-13: 978-164172115
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Materials for Construction: Civil Engineering Fundamentals Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that is concerned with the construction, design, and maintenance of physical infrastructure such as bridges, roads, dams, airports, sewage systems, railways, etc. Many different types of building materials are used for the construction of buildings and structures. Some traditional materials are timber and blockwork. Concrete, cold rolled steel framing, composite materials, structural steel, plastics, veneer, etc. are also used in construction. This book provides comprehensive insights into the field of civil engineering. It discusses the different materials that are used in construction in extensive detail. It aims to serve as a resource guide for students and experts alike and contribute to the growth of the discipline. Overview from Amazon (www.amazon.com).
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The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract
3rd Edition   July 1, 2019
by Brian Eggleston ISBN: 9781119478751 ISBN-13: 9781119478751
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The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract The New Engineering Contract (NEC) is one of the leading standard forms of contract for major construction and infrastructure projects. The latest edition of the contract (NEC4) is now a suite of contracts widely used in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand. This timely and important book provides a detailed commentary on the latest edition of the main NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC4 ECC) form. It explains how the contract is intended to operate and examines each clause to consider its application and legal interpretation. It also draws upon the author's highly successful third edition of the book covering the previous contract. It identifies and comments on the changes between the current and previous version of the form.
After a brief introduction to the new edition of the form, The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract offers in-depth chapters covering everything from main options and secondary option clauses to risk assurances and NEC 4 family contracts. In between, readers will learn about general core clauses, the obligations and responsibilities of the contractor, testing and defects, payments, compensation events, and much more.
* Covers the latest version of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract, the leading standard form contract for major construction projects
* Examines the new contract clause by clause and compares it with the previous edition
* Previous editions were widely acknowledged as detailed and fair analyses of the NEC contracts
* Written by a highly regarded contracts commentator, experienced arbitrator, and adjudicator
The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract: A Commentary is an excellent book for construction industry professionals working for clients, employers, main contractors, project managers, subcontractors, and specialist contractors. Overview from Amazon (www.amazon.com).
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Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction: The Benefits of Mobile Computing
by Imriyas Kamardeen ISBN: 9781138779150 ISBN-13: 9781138779150
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Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction: The Benefits of Mobile Computing The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to the contractor building the designs. Research shows, however, that designers can have an especially strong influence on construction safety during the concept, preliminary and detailed design phases.
This book establishes the new knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary to develop a mobile computing-enabled knowledge management system that can help reduce the high rate of construction falls. There are three main objectives of this book:
1. To create a new Prevention through Design (PtD) knowledge base to model the relationships between fall risks and design decisions;
2. To develop a PtD mobile App to assist building designers in fall prevention through design;
3. To evaluate the practical implications of the PtD mobile App for the construction industry, especially for building designers and workers.
The cutting edge technologies explored in this book have the potential to significantly reduce the rate of serious injuries that occur in the global construction industry. This is essential reading for researchers and advanced students of construction management with an interest in safety or mobile technologies.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Measuring Construction: Prices, Output and Productivity
Jim Meikle (Editor), Rick Best (Editor) ISBN: 9780415659376 ISBN-13: 9780415659376
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Measuring Construction: Prices, Output and Productivity Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date which focuses on the challenge of drawing reliable conclusions from the available data. The accuracy of industry reports has an impact on government policy, the direction and outcomes of research and the practices of construction firms, so confusion in this area can have far reaching consequences.
In response to this, Measuring Construction looks at fundamental economic theories and concepts with respect to the construction industry, and explains how to avoid merits and shortcomings, sometimes by looking at real life examples. Drawing on current research the contributors tackle:
* industry performance
* productivity measurement
* construction in national accounts
* comparing international construction costs and prices
* comparing international productivity
The scope of the book is international, using data and publications from four continents, and tackling head on the difficulties arising from measuring construction. By addressing problems that arise everywhere from individual project documentation, right up to national industrial accounts, this much-needed book can have an impact at every level of the industry. It is essential reading for postgraduate construction students and researchers, s tudents of industrial economics, construction economists and policy-makers.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Building Services Handbook
Edition number: 8   6/4/2015
by Roger Greeno, Fred Hall ISBN: 9781138805637 ISBN-13: 9781138805637
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Building Services Handbook This eighth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of natural energy, solar, ground source, heat pumps, renewable energy sources, geothermal methods, and wind power, are now covered.
Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure, to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook.
THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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A Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction and Engineering Projects
by Roger Gibson, Anthony Edwards ISBN: 9780470657430 ISBN-13: 9780470657430
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A Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction and Engineering Projects Disruption of a construction project is of key concern to the contractor as any delay to the project will involve the contractor in financial loss, unless those losses can be recovered from the employer. It is, however, acknowledged that disruption claims in construction are difficult to prove, usually the result of poor or inaccurate project records, but the cost of lost productivity or reduced efficiency to the contractor under these circumstances is very real.
Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction & Engineering Projects is clearly written to explain the key causes of disruption and productivity loss. Disruption claims rest on proof of causation, so it discusses the project records that are necessary to demonstrate the causes of disruption, lost productivity and reduced efficiency in detail. Quantification of a disruption claim in terms of delay to activities and the associated costs are also fully discussed. With many worked examples throughout the text, this will be an essential book for anyone either preparing or assessing a disruption and loss of productivity claims, including architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Edition number: 3   3/23/2015
by Saleh A. Mubarak ISBN: 9781118846001 ISBN-13: 9781118846001
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Construction Project Scheduling and Control Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides a comprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devise a reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains new information on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationship to project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. Written by a career construction professional, this informative text introduces students to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author's own Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary and acronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numerous solved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge and apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. A complete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems in the book, test questions for each chapter, and additional exam questions for more comprehensive testing.
The entire success of a construction process hinges on an efficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly defined while allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helps students learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to make projects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities of this complex function.
* Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edge methods
* Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of project control
* Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and lean onstruction
* Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling
Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements and equipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring a deep understanding of the process. For the student interested in construction management, Construction Project Scheduling and Control is an informative text on the field's current best practices.
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Principles of Construction
Edition number: 2   7/22/2014
by Roger Greeno ISBN: 9781317892663 ISBN-13: 9781317892663
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Principles of Construction Principles of Construction is an illustrated guide to the processes involved in a building programme, from inception stage through to completion. This second edition has been updated in accordance with current Building Regulation, with the emphasis remaining on safety and the correct use of materials.
Following a logical procession of concepts and practice, the book includes details of the various aspects of elementary construction and offers an insight into the techniques applied in larger scale projects using standard steel sections and reinforced concrete. Other procedures covered include undertaking a structural survey, recognising structural defects and carrying out remedial treatment.
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Intelligent Buildings
by Derek Clements-Croome (Editor) ISBN: 9780415531139 ISBN-13: 9780415531139
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 Intelligent Buildings Overview This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Public Private Partnerships in International Construction: Learning from case studies
by Albert P. C. Chan, Esther Cheung ISBN: 9780415529754 ISBN-13: 9780415529754
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Public Private Partnerships in International Construction: Learning from case studies Over the last ten years public private partnerships have become ever more popular worldwide, expanding the body of experience among construction professionals, government agencies, and industry. In these economically challenging times, PPP has emerged as a crucial framework for providing infrastructure, and also to boost construction industry activity, while shielding the taxpayer from some of the cost. Understanding the lessons learnt is essential to ensuring the success of future projects, and this timely book will prepare the reader to do just that.
Starting by defining PPP itself, part one is designed to help the novice to get to grips with the basics of this topic. Part two tackles the practicalities of PPPs, including successful implementation, managing the risks involved, and how to assess the suitability of a project for the PPP route. Part three presents detailed case studies from Asia, Africa, and Australia to illustrate how PPPs should be managed, how problems emerge, and how PPPs can differ across the world. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Assessing Age
2nd Edition   8/5/2013
by Philip Santo ISBN: 9780080971322 ISBN-13: 9780080971322
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Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Assessing Age Identifying the age of a property is a fundamental step in understanding its form of construction and in being prepared to differentiate between the characteristic defects of that age of property and defects which are more unusual and may warrant particular care in investigation and assessment. This second edition of Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Assessing Age updates the market context within which surveyors and valuers are now operating. In particular it has a new section on post-2000 properties, reflecting the profound impact of Government policies and environmental concerns on the modern urban landscape.
The book is divided into thirteen age bands with over seventy color photographs of dwellings for each period. A commentary on each age band outlines the social, environmental and technical influences on properties being built at the time, helping to explain why they look as they do. A broad range of dwellings is covered: large and small, private and public sector, old and new, and particular features which help to place a dwelling within one of the defined periods are highlighted in comments on the photographs.
This book is intended for all those engaged in inspecting dwellings, whether experienced, newly qualified or studying for appropriate qualifications to become members of professional institutions. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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The Construction of Houses
5th Edition   2/19/2013
by Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Nigel Dann, Roger Heath ISBN: 9780080971001 ISBN-13: 9780080971001
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The Construction of Houses The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern construction and services. In addition most chapters contain information on earlier construction techniques to reflect the age profile of the UK housing stock.
This new edition has a revised text and hundreds of improved graphics, new illustrations and photos printed in full colour for the first time. New chapters on sustainability, ventilation and steel frame builds have ensured that this new edition is fully up to date with today's methods.
This highly sought after text concentrates on principles and practice rather than details and regulations and retains it's easy to follow format and highly accessible style. In doing so it enables the reader to demonstrate a comprehensive and genuine understanding of modern house construction and its evolution over the last 100 years.
The Construction of Houses is not only an essential read for students, surveyors, developers and planning professionals, but also the interested lay person considering their first building project. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Understanding Housing Defects
2nd Edition   1/11/2013
by Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Roger Heath, Nigel Dann ISBN: 9781136351525 ISBN-13: 9781136351525
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Understanding Housing Defects This new edition of Understanding Housing Defects has been extensively revised and includes new and revised graphics, many more photographs, and an extended text. The book is a natural companion to The Construction of Houses (first published in 1990 and now in its 3rd revision). Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of housing defects.
It is aimed at all those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of housing defects as part of a wider sphere of academic or professional activity.
The book has three specific objectives, to explain why, and how, defects occur. To enable the reader to recognise and identify building defects and to provide, where appropriate, guidance on their correct diagnosis.
The authors have worked in both public and private sectors and have, between them over 75 years’ experience in dealing with housing and general building defects. Currently, they are all lecturers at the University of the West England, where they teach on a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate courses. They are also actively involved in carrying out research and consultancy for a number of property owning organisations throughout the UK. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures
by Stephen E. Petty ISBN: 9781439899724 ISBN-13: 9781439899724
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Conflict in Construction
by Jeff Whitfield ISBN: 9781118298701 ISBN-13: 9781118298701
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 Conflict in Construction Construction projects are beset with disputes. In 1960 around 250 writs were issued relating to construction disputes. Within 30 years this number increased five-fold, and in the 20 years since then the number of disputes has not fallen. Some disputes are significant, others are quite minor, but most could probably be avoided. Disputes originate in disagreements or conflict between individuals, which if addressed early, can prevent escalation into situations that are difficult, expensive and time consuming to resolve.
Conflicts in Construction deals with all types of conflict but concentrates on the conflicts that lead to disputes in construction projects. The book shows the reader how to avoid, manage and resolve conflicts before they become serious disputes.
The first edition of Conflicts in Construction was read widely and saved many individuals and companies from falling into intractable disputes. The second edition, fully updated, forms the base content for the Hill/ Knowles seminar series on conflicts, delivered around the globe by the author, and will be an important read for everyone employed in the construction industry. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students
3rd Edition   September 2012
by S.G. Naoum ISBN: 0415538440 ISBN-13: 9780415538442
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Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation-in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up.
A new section advising students on the use of the SPSS software package 'Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences' will help readers make the best use of this tool. New examples and references ensure that this new edition of the bestselling construction dissertation guide is right up to speed with current practice.
This is the ideal resource for students involved in research in construction management, building and quantity surveying. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Whole Life Costing: A New Approach
July 2012
by Peter Caplehorn ISBN: 0415434238 ISBN-13: 9780415434232
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Whole Life Costing: A New Approach Whole life costing has been a subject waiting to come of age for many years. What was previously of mainly academic interest is now becoming a key business tool in the procurement and construction of significant projects.
With the advent of PPP and in particular of PFI, details of the project life need to be assessed and tied in to funding and operation plans. Many of these projects run to millions of pounds and are of high political or social importance, so the implications of the life of materials is crucial. A fundamental requirement of these procurement routes has been that the whole enterprise should be included within the bid, so that a company takes on not only the construction but also the running and maintenance of any building.
Additionally as sustainability has emerged and grown in importance, so has the need for a whole life time costing approach, partly driven by governmental insistence. At the heart of sustainability is an understanding of what the specification means for the future of the building and how it will affect the environment. Whole life costing considers part of this and provides an understanding of how materials may perform and what allowances are needed at the end of their life. This book sets out the practical issues involved in the selection of materials, their performance, and the issues that need to be taken into account. The emphasis, unlike in other publications, is not to formularise or to package the issues but to leave the reader with a clear understanding and a sensible practical way of arriving at conclusions in the future.
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A Dictionary of Building, Surveying, and Civil Engineering
April 2012
by Christopher Gorse , David Johnston , Martin Pritchard ISBN: 0199534462 ISBN-13: 9780199534463
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A Dictionary of Building, Surveying, and Civil Engineering Written by an experienced team of experts, this new reference work offers the most up-to-date coverage available of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms. It boasts more than 9,800 alphabetically arranged entries covering the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary. Other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formula and symbols, and web links which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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A Theory of Construction Management
April 2012
by Milan Radosavljevic,John Bennett ISBN: 9780470656099 ISBN-13: 9780470656099
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A Theory of Construction Management An authoritative textbook on construction management offering a clear model for understanding theoretical aspects. The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. A Theory of Construction Management sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction's inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed.
A Theory of Construction Management:
  • Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management.
  • Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole.
  • Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face.
  • Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject.
  • Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of easy to use case studies and directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers.
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    Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings
    by Malcolm Holland ISBN: 9780470659106 ISBN-13: 9780470659106
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    Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings "What's the Crack?"
    When cracking is observed in a building the most common reaction is that it must be the foundations and that it must be serious.
    Many surveyors are nervous about diagnosing cracks. This is understandable, as the interpretation of cracks can be difficult to teach, with university courses providing little or no time for field experience. Yet by understanding one straightforward principle the majority of cracks can be diagnosed in just a few minutes. Linking this with a good knowledge of construction techniques, the factors that distort cracking patterns and the key features of common causes of cracking, almost all cracks can be diagnosed quickly and with confidence.
    Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings provides a methodology by which cracks and movement in buildings can be diagnosed. Written in four parts, part one describes the key principles of movement and cracking. Parts two and three describe the main features of common forms of movement and the associated crack patterns. Part two covers causes other than ground or foundation movement and part three covers movement caused by ground or foundation problems. Part four briefly describes the techniques used to arrest further movement or repair damage cause by movement.
    Primarily intended for the relatively inexperienced surveyor or engineer and undergraduate students of surveying as a practical guide for use on site, it focuses on identification and diagnosis. It will not only help in correctly diagnosing the problem but it will also demonstrate a methodical approach to show and record how the diagnosis was reached – critical when giving advice to third parties.
    "What's the crack?" - In the vast majority of cases it's not foundation related and in most cases it's not indicating a serious defect. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Becoming a Construction Manager
    February 2012
    by John J. McKeon ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780470874219
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    Becoming a Construction Manager 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.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture
    by Edward Denison, Ian Stewart ISBN: 9780789324917 ISBN-13: 9780789324917
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    How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture This accessible book is a visual guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles and engineering techniques of all types of bridges, from ancient Roman arch bridges and nineteenth-century truss bridges prevalent in the United States, to the latest high-design cantilever and suspension bridges of the moment. It explores the elegant and varied ways in which engineers and architects have designed ever longer yet less heavy bridges, devising new methods of construction along the way.
    Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings and cross sections, including dramatic images of the world’s iconic bridges, this charming guide still fits in a pocket or purse—perfect for anyone who likes to explore the dynamic bridges and built environment on foot. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Field Guide for Construction Management: Management by Walking Around
    byDennis Sanders ISBN: 9781462067138 ISBN-13: 9781462067138
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    Building Tall: My Life and the Invention of Construction Management
    by John L. Tishman,Tom Shachtman ISBN: 9780472118304 ISBN-13: 9780472118304
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    Building Tall: My Life and the Invention of Construction Management "John Tishman is a true pioneer in the Construction Management industry. Through his CM leadership, some of America's most well-known buildings have been brought to successful completion." ---Bruce D'Agostino, president and chief executive, Construction Management Association of America
    "Building Tall will provide readers with insights into John Tishman's career as a visionary engineer, landmark builder, and great businessman. Responsible for some of the construction world's most magnificent projects, John is one of the preeminent alumni in the history of Michigan Engineering. His perspectives have helped me throughout my time as dean, and his impact will influence generations of Construction Management professionals and students." ---David C. Munson, Jr., Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan In this memoir, University of Michigan graduate John L. Tishman recounts the experiences and rationale that led him to create the entirely new profession now recognized and practiced as Construction Management. It evolved from his work as the construction lead of the "owner/builder" firm Tishman Realty and Construction, and his personal role as hands-on Construction Manager in the building of an astonishing array of what were at the time the world's tallest and most complex projects. These include
  • The world's first three 100-story towers---the original "twin towers" of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Hancock Tower in Chicago.
  • The Epcot Center at Disney World.
  • The Renaissance Center in Detroit.
  • New York's Madison Square Garden.

  • Tishman interweaves the stories behind the construction of these and many other important buildings and projects with personal reminiscences of his dealings with Henry Ford, Jr., Disney's Michael Eisner, casino magnate Steve Wynn, and many others into a practical history of the field of Construction Management, which he pioneered. This book will be of interest not only to a general public interested in the stories and personalities behind many of the most iconic construction projects of the post–World War II period in the United States but to students of engineering and architecture and members of the new field of Construction Management.
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    Construction Management for Industrial Projects
    June 2011
    by Mohamed A. El-Reedy ISBN: 0470878169 ISBN-13: 9780470878163
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    Construction Management for Industrial Projects This book presents techniques for effective and successful project management across all phases of the project, covering all of the management tools and leadership skills for any industrial project. It presents advanced modern tools for use by management and engineers in decision making, and it covers the gap between project management theories of the actual project. This volume is a "one-stop shop" for project and construction management of industrial projects, for engineers, managers, owners, and anyone else working on the project. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Quality Management: Principles and Practice
    June 2011
    by Paul Watson, Tim Howarth ISBN: 0415569117 ISBN-13: 9780415569118
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    Construction Quality Management: Principles and Practice Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modernday commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This textbook is written in line with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include:
  • Business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology;
  • Organisational culture and Health and Safety;
  • Quality philosophy;
  • Evaluation of organisational performance;
  • Continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organisation.

  • The text should prove most useful to students on both undergraduate and postgraduate Construction Management or Construction Project Management courses. It will also prove a valuable resource for practising construction managers and project managers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors
    April 2011
    by Chuck Eastman , Paul Teicholz , Rafael Sacks , Kathleen Liston ISBN: 0470541377 ISBN-13: 9780470541371
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    Construction Planning and Scheduling
    4th Edition,Digital format- File Size: 6722 KB    March 2011
    by Jimmie W. Hinze ISBN: 0132677628 ISBN-13: 9780132677622
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    Construction Planning and Scheduling Construction Planning and Scheduling, Fourth Edition offers broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects. This comprehensive resource is designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with chapters on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules, and more. It reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes chapters on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Performance Appraisal Systems for Construction Engineers and Managers
    March 2011
    by Abhijeet Gandage , Prof. Dr. M. S. Ranadive ISBN: 3844311610 ISBN-13: 9783844311617
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    Performance Appraisal Systems for Construction Engineers and Managers Out of all the resources employed in Construction Industry, the Human Resource is one of the dynamic and a life giving resource to construction projects. In today's competitive environment personnel with adequate and appropriate skill and competence are hard to find. Due to lack of variety and challenges in the existing job, the personnel tend to change the jobs frequently. This leads to job dissatisfaction and lack of growth, of the personnel as well as organization. To change this perception it is important the Human Resource is considered as an Asset and suitable Human Resource Development processes are designed and implemented. Performance Appraisal System is one such HRD intervention which helps the personnel in sustaining interest in the job and encourage them to highlight their creative talents for self development as well as development of the organization. This book tries to highlight the status of Performance Appraisal Systems existing in Construction Industry and propose a model for assessment of performance of Construction Engineers and Managers.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Organization Management in Construction
    February 2011
    by Paul S. Chinowsky (Editor), Anthony D. Songer (Editor) ISBN: 0415572614 ISBN-13: 9780415572613
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    Organization Management in Construction Today's construction environment is changing at an unprecedented pace and executives are facing a diverse set of issues - globalization, economics, workforce demographics, and technology. Moreover the traditional issues of competition and delivery are being challenged by new laws and new industry entrants; and the tasks of project and organization management are being overhauled. This all demands greater leadership from senior management.

    Construction executives typically reach senior level after many years mastering the art of project management, which has given them very little time or opportunity to learn the concepts and principles of organization leadership - unlike their counterparts in other industries who have been steeped in this.

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues that organization leaders must understand and address. It provides concise summaries by leading international authorities of the ten key strategic management issues, shows how they have emerged, and outlines their potential impact on the construction organization. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Managing Construction Logistics
    eBook   2/25/2011
    byGary Sullivan,Stephen Barthorpe,Stephen Robbins ISBN: 9781444390414 ISBN-13: 9781444390414
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    Managing Construction Logistics A practical book, highlighting the benefits of good logistics on construction projects. It shows how reductions in transport movements, less money tied up in stock, less waste, and the more efficient use of skilled craftsmen will reduce the cost of projects, reduce construction time, improve quality, reduce risks to health and safety, and generally improve the image of the industry.
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    Construction Management
    4th Edition   November 2010
    by Daniel W. Halpin ISBN: 0470447230 ISBN-13: 9780470447239
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    Construction Management The construction professional has to be a "jack of all trades, and master of all." This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry.

    This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Engineering and Construction Law and Contracts
    November 2010
    by Janet K. Yates ISBN: 0135033527 ISBN-13: 9780135033524
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    Engineering and Construction Law and Contracts Engineering and Construction Law and Contracts, 1/e is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to engineering and construction law and contracts, written from the perspective of practicing engineers and construction professionals. Dr. J. K. Yates covers key issues through examples and case studies, minimizing the use of legal terminology, and explaining all essential legal terms in the common vernacular. This text's broad coverage encompasses these and many other topics: labor, environmental, and sustainability law; professional ethics; tort law; agency relationships; real property law; firm ownership; contracts, including terms and conditions; government contracting; change orders; dispute resolution; risk management and construction insurance; and international legal issues, including arbitration.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Management JumpStart
    2nd Edition   May 2010
    by Barbara Jackson ISBN: 0470609990 ISBN-13: 9780470609996
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    Construction Management JumpStart Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book
    The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process.
    Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession.
  • Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry
  • Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them
  • Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks
  • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding
  • The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.
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    Managing Interdisciplinary Projects: A Primer for Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Format: NOOK Book (eBook) , 200pp, File Size: 284 KB    April 2010
    by Stephen Emmitt ISBN: 0203885333 ISBN-13: 9780203885338
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    Managing Interdisciplinary Projects: A Primer for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Construction, architecture and engineering projects are complex undertakings, involving a temporary grouping of people and companies, with different agendas and experience, coming together to achieve a project goal. This book investigates the dynamics of the relationships between individuals involved in architecture, engineering and construction projects. It combines a structured theoretical framework, derived from social psychology and mainstream management theory, with case studies and research from the built environment sector. Focusing on how people interact, communicate and work together, it examines how best to manage the interdisciplinary relationships that form and reform during the project life cycle.
    The book covers vital areas of project management, whose importance has recently come to be recognized, and will be valuable for students at both undergraduate and graduate level. Practitioners will also find it a useful insight into the social aspect of project management, with implications and applications that apply to all projects in the built environment sector. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    A Construction Site Layout Planning Decision-Making System
    January 2010
    by Xin Ning ISBN: 3639227921 ISBN-13: 9783639227925
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    A Construction Site Layout Planning Decision-Making System An optimal construction site layout planning (CSLP) can enhancing the services of the construction work to improve the work productivity and thus the costs of a project. The previous studies of CSLP centralized on the equal-area and static site layout planning, which is idealized but practical unequal- area and dynamic planning studies are limited. In order to enhance the knowledge and practices of solving unequal-area and dynamic problems, the CSLP decision-making system using ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithms is proposed in the study. The feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed CSLP decision-making system were tested and verified by two projects. The results showed that the proposed CSLP decision-making system can select a good site layout, which reduced the project costs significantly by comparing with the original site layouts. CSLP decision-making system will assist the practitioners in the construction industry to deliver construction projects in a more efficient and effective manner, thus to reduce construction costs significantly. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    BIM and Construction Management
    May 2009
    by Brad Hardin ISBN: 0470402350 ISBN-13: 9780470402351
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    BIM and Construction Management Offering practical advice and tested techniques, this book serves as the first and only building information modeling (BIM) integration guide for the construction industry. You`ll explore crucial construction tasks such as estimating, staging, sustainability testing, multiple model trade coordination, and digital detail resolution. In addition, the book also looks at facility management models and offers a clear picture of how the featured tools, techniques, and workflows can benefit each discipline. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings
    Format: NOOK Book (eBook) , 272pp, File Size: 11782 KB   April 2009
    by David Highfield , Christopher Gorse ISBN: 0203879163 ISBN-13: 9780203879160
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    Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes:
    * existing floor and wall strengthening
    * facade retention
    * introduction of new floors
    * timber decay problems
    * fire-resistance
    * prevention of moisture and damp
    * upgrading thermal and acoustic performance.
    This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    A Structures Primer
    January 2009
    by Harry F. Kaufman ISBN: 0132302562 ISBN-13: 9780132302562
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    A Structures Primer This introductory paperback takes an informal approach to introducing "allowable stress" structures to users who need to understand basic structures but don't necessarily plan to become engineers. The book does not cover calculus and complex theory yet provides students with the understanding of the fundamental structural concepts required of their respective professions. The book features nearly 400 high-quality graphics that help users grasp key concepts. This can be used as a professional resource for construction managers, architects, or anyone interested in construction technology. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Safety Management
    December 2008
    by Tim Howarth, Paul Watson ISBN: 1405186607 ISBN-13: 9781405186605
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    Construction Safety Management The construction industry is a global, dynamic and innovative industry that delivers buildings and infrastructure for all aspects of commercial and domestic activity. This dynamic and innovative industry is faced with safety challenges on a project by project and day to day basis. Excellence in Health and safety management is therefore a key requirement of construction industry professional practice, and as such its study is a necessary and core component of a wide range of built environment undergraduate degree programmes, either as a distinct discipline or as an embedded component.
    Construction Safety Management is an accessible, up-to-date text that outlines the principles and practices of construction health and safety management. It is written to support the study of health and safety on professionally accredited undergraduate built environment degree programmes. The text introduces and informs the reader of issues, concepts, legislation and practice pertinent to the sound development of knowledge and practice requisite for effective construction health and safety management.
    Students on courses ranging from Architecture, Architectural Technology, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management and Quantity Surveying will find that each chapter presents clear learning objectives, addresses key issues and concepts and provides for self-assessment of learning. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Business Management
    1st Edition   August 2008
    by John E. Schaufelberger ISBN: 0130907863 ISBN-13: 9780132638128
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    Construction Business Management Construction is a risky business! And unfortunately the reality is that construction company managers often lack the necessary "business management" skills needed to ensure the survival of their firms. This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind that consolidates critical business management topics, and presents them practically and accessibly by showing how they relate to the management of a construction company. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Architectural Drawing and Light Construction
    8th Edition   July 2008
    by Philip A. Grau, Edward John Muller, James G. Fausett ISBN: 0135132150 ISBN-13: 9780135132159
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    Architectural Drawing and Light Construction Streamlined and updated for the Eighth Edition, this classic text offers significant flexibility because it covers both manual drafting and computer-aided drafting. Known for its superbly detailed drawings and information on every phase of light residential architectural design and construction– from site design and building programming to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing planning, Architectural Drawing and Light Construction also includes building codes and specification writing. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Accounting & Financial Management
    2nd Edition   July 2008
    by Steven J. Peterson ISBN: 0135017114 ISBN-13: 9780135017111
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    Construction Accounting & Financial Management This book takes general business accounting and financial principles as well as engineering economics and adapts them to the unique characteristics of the construction industry. It provides all of the key financial management principles needed by construction managers under one cover, addressing how they are applied in the construction industry and how they interact. This book teaches students how to account for the company's financial resources, how to manage the costs and profits of a construction company, how to manage the company's cash flows, how to evaluate different sources of funding a company's cash needs, and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Project Management
    3rd Edition   April 2008
    by Frederick Gould, Nancy Joyce ISBN: 0131996231 ISBN-13: 9780131996236
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    Construction Project Management Construction Project Management, Third Edition provides readers with the "big picture" of the construction management process, giving a perspective as to how the construction industry functions in relation to the national economy and in the public's eye. This book focuses on the collaborative effort required to complete any public or private construction project, providing the construction professional with the skills needed to work with and alongside the owner representative, the designer, and within the public's eye. It explains in detail the project elements and environment, and the responsibilities of the varied project professionals, and follows in detail the chronology of a project. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Contractor's Guide to Green Building Construction: Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction
    April 2008
    by Thomas E. Glavinich ISBN: 0470056215 ISBN-13: 9780470056219
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    Contractor's Guide to Green Building Construction: Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction Written for contractors and endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America.

    Written specifically for contractors, this "how-to" book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery, documentation, and risk. Moreover, the book guides you through these important considerations at all phases of a green construction project, including:
  • Bidding and contracting
  • Managing green design when the contractor works as a design builder
  • Subcontracting
  • Procurement
  • Construction management
  • Project commissioning and closeout

  • This book is endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was written with the assistance and advice of a specially assembled AGC task force. With a focus on the green building process from the contractor's viewpoint, the book avoids endorsing any one green building rating system in favor of presenting the business fundamentals common to them all.

    Throughout the presentation, flowcharts and other features offer working tools for successfully managing green construction projects. Plus, real-world case studies developed through discussions with the actual contractors involved help you understand exactly what to expect and how to best manage constructing a green building. In short, this is one book that you need to have on hand to be a part of the rapidly growing green building movement. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Project Management
    5th Edition   April 2008
    by S. Keoki Sears, Glenn A. Sears, Richard H. Clough ISBN: 0471745884 ISBN-13: 9780471745884
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    Construction Project Management For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project.

    This Fifth Edition features a range of improvements. New pedagogical devices improve absorption of the material. Updated labor, material, and equipment pricing is incorporated into the text. Coverage is enhanced by discussions of contemporary planning and management methods such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

    A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate, including SI units, illustrates each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, readers are given project management problems and hands-on project management experience.

    The Fifth Edition features include:
  • Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project
  • Expanded coverage of production planning
  • Large foldout illustrations conveniently integrated throughout the book
  • Thorough and up to date, Construction Project Management, Fifth Edition is a superb text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings
    4th Edition   March 2008
    by Richard R. Janis, William K. Y. Tao ISBN: 0135130131 ISBN-13: 9780135130131
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    Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings This book is intended both as a textbook and as a reference book for students and professionals interested in building mechanical and electrical systems. With a complete and practical introduction to the design of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings, the text successfully bridges the gap between architecture, civil engineering technology, and construction management. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Planning and Scheduling
    3rd Edition   July 2007
    by Jimmie W. Hinze ISBN: 0132385627 ISBN-13: 9780132385626
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    Construction Planning and Scheduling Offering broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects, this book is a comprehensive resource designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with chapters on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules and more. It reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes chapters on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Project Management in Construction
    5th Edition   September 2006
    by Sidney M. Levy ISBN: 0071464174 ISBN-13: 9780071464178
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    Project Management in Construction Step-by-step advice on making every construction job profitable and successful.

    Covering every aspect of the job, from writing initial contracts to complying with OSHA regulations, this trusted resource outlines the essential tenets of project management including estimating, purchasing, and administration of the contract. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Methods and Management
    7th Edition   July 2006
    by Stephens W. Nunnally ISBN: 0131716859 ISBN-13: 9780131716858
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    Construction Methods and Management Comprehensive and up-to-date, the text integrates major construction management topics with an explanation of the methods of heavy/highway and building construction. It incorporates both customary U.S. units and metric (SI) units and is the only text to present concrete formwork design equations and procedures using both measurement systems. This edition features information on new construction technology, the latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction, the latest developments in wood preservation and major health, safety and environmental concerns. Explains latest developments in soil and asphalt compaction. Presents the latest developments in wood preservation materials and techniques which respond to environmental concerns. Expanded and updated coverage of construction safety and major health hazards and precautions. Designed to guide construction engineers and managers in planning, estimating, and directing construction operations safely and effectively. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Cost Estimating: Process and Practices
    1st Edition   June 2004
    by John E. Schaufelberger, Thomas Cole, Dennis Griffin, Leonard Holm ISBN: 0130496650 ISBN-13: 9780130496652
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    Estimating in Building Construction
    6th Edition With CD   August 2002
    by Frank R. Dagostino ISBN: 0130604054 ISBN-13: 9780130604057
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    Estimating in Building Construction Everything needed to understand Estimating is provided in this proven handbook, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures. The authors use the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress throughout the book.
    Incorporates the use of computers as a key estimating tool. Includes a WinEstimator CD with each copy of the book; readers will develop good computer-based estimating skills through the use of this powerful software, which also includes practice spreadsheets. Keeps readers up to date on the latest methods and materials. Includes a revised and updated illustration program. Provides complete, book-long case studies for follow-through of both commercial and residential buildings. Examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material.
    The ideal reference for construction managers, architects, and engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles
    2nd Edition   May 2001
    by Stuart H. Bartholomew ISBN: 0130910554 ISBN-13: 9780130910554
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    Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles, Second Edition, provides an updated, improved look at the impact of contractual issues on the construction industry. Intended for managers rather than lawyers, this guidebook explains the principles and practices of every aspect of the contractual relationship. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs so the manager can avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of the project.
    Key features of this edition:
  • Examples and illustrations added to aid in reader understanding of the more complex subject matter.
  • A completely new chapter on contract claims now precedes the chapter on dispute resolution.
  • Several subjects reorganized to provide a smoother flow between chapters.
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    Reading Architectural Plans for Residential and Commercial Construction
    5th Edition   April 2001
    by Ernest R. Weidhaas ISBN: 0130406384 ISBN-13: 9780130406385
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    Reading Architectural Plans for Residential and Commercial Construction Informative, yet concise, this reputable volume helps readers become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses, and provides actual photographs of the buildings under construction. Individually shrink-wrapped exercises provide a neat and readily accessible means of applying material in the book.
    KEY TOPICS: Topics covered include architectural plans, symbols and dimensions, reading residential floor plans, plot plans and roof framing plans, elevations and sections, reading commercial plans, fire protection, trusses and more. For construction professionals, owners and others interested in reading residential and commercial construction plans. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Construction Safety and Health Management
    April 2000
    by Theo C. Haupt , Jimmie W. Hinze ISBN: 0130871737 ISBN-13: 9780130871732
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