Managing Residential Construction Projects: Strategies and Solutions

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Residential construction projects are notorious for being over budget and behind schedule, and the industry is in dire need of an effective solution. This highly visual resource provides just that--customizable solutions that work in a real-world construction environment. It is a solid blueprint for using project management to gain control over quality, cost, and schedule early in the process, before problems happen.

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Use Project Management Tools to Control Quality, Cost, and Schedule on Any Residential Construction Project

Managing Residential Construction Projects provides you with an effective, real-world blueprint for using the latest project management tools to gain control over quality, cost, and schedule. Construction expert Derek Graham addresses the practical issues behind budget and scheduling problems, providing you with the expertise to anticipate crises before they arise and develop a residential construction process that flows more smoothly and efficiently.

Offering a unique visual presentation that delivers at-a-glance solutions, the author shows you step by step how to:

  • Customize a project management strategy for your specific needs
  • Create a model for bids and project cycles
  • Establish administrative models for each project type
  • Use staff and facilities to best advantage
  • Deal effectively with clients, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Resolve disputes among team members, clients, design professionals, and managers
  • Troubleshoot problems such as errors and omissions, change orders, delays, quality control failures, and litigation

Get the Skills Needed to Take Charge of Residential Construction Jobs:
* Project Management Strategy * Cost Estimating * Scheduling and Planning * Contract Management * Construction Management * Business Tools * Crisis and Siege Management * Resolving Conflicts

About the Author:

Derek Graham has more than 20 years of experience in construction and construction project management. Currently an independent consultant in the New York City high-end residential sector as an owner's representative, quality control inspector/specialist, planner, and expert witness, he has also worked extensively in the commercial and hospitality sectors. Mr. Graham is skilled in all aspects of construction, including building trades, cost estimating, contract negotiation, troubleshooting, financial reporting, and crisis management.

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