A revised and updated practical guide for contractors, covering all aspects of managing a construction project. Tackling actual on-the-job situations, it goes through: estimating, including conceptual and order-of-magnitude estimates, and electronic data processing techniques; arbitration and mediation roles for claims and contract dispute resolution; safety on the jobsite, including setting up an effective safety program and the latest OSHA safety and health standards; and new trends such as partnering, design-build, and e-construction.
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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE ON MAKING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS CONSISTENTLY PROFITABLE AND SUCCESSFUL
Project Management in Construction helps you with EVERY aspect of the job, from writing initial contracts to complying with OSHA regulations. Offering an A-to-Z plan for the contractor or project manager, veteran construction manager Sidney M. Levy shows you how to:
* Ensure that contracts represent your company’s real commitments
* Estimate and buy out the job to lock in good profits
* Monitor and control ongoing costs
* Get and stay on top of schedules
* Deliver the quality that generates repeat business
* Develop a cost-effective safety program
* Bulletproof your legal position with solid documentation
* Defend against unwarranted claims and pursue justifiable ones
This Fourth Edition gives you the benefit of the authors 40+ years’ experience in managing construction projects. Plus, you’ll find updated or new coverage of:
* Effective writing techniques
* E-construction and the advantages to construction operation and management
* Building hazards including indoor air quality
* Computer-generated databases, estimating software, scheduling, and project documentation
Brimming with bonus tips on effective project management in the rehabilitation of older buildings; lucrative design-build scenarios; and a myriad of dollar-saving details, here is a reference to build and bank on.About the Author:
Sidney M. Levy for many years was senior vice president of a widely respected development and general contracting firm in Connecticut. Now the owner of his own construction consulting business in Baltimore, Maryland, he has worked in construction project management for more than 40 years. In this book, based on his experience, he shares the business and management tools that contractors and construction project managers need to succeed.
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