Construction Project Management (2nd Edition)

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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. Estimating, scheduling, control and administrative functions of a project are covered, and separate chapters on Leadership and Management, Construction Law, and Safety and Health are included. For construction professionals, including project managers, architects, project owners and their representatives, civil engineers, and practitioners who are looking for an understanding of the changes in their industry and new tools and management methods available for dealing with those changes.

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To be successful in today's construction environment, project managers must utilize essential leadership, communication, and motivational skills. This book emphasizes these attributes as it systematically follows the construction process from beginning to end. Among topics examined are the roles of project participants, the bid process, planning, scheduling, estimating, controlling the project, safety issues, and legal and regulatory issues. Sidebars, authored by industry leaders, examine actual incidents and provide insights into the subject matter.

This book will be invaluable to superintendents, estimators, and field managers, as well as project managers.

Features of Construction Project Management, Professional Edition, include:

  • Entire chapters devoted to leadership and construction law
  • Comprehensive presentation of content from the project owner's viewpoint, as well as the contractor's perspective
  • Coverage of conflict resolution

About the Author:

Professor Gould is the Ahlborg Professor of Construction Management at Roger Williams University where he serves as the director of the Construction Management Program.  He has over 20 years of teaching experience at the university level.  His expertise lies in the field of Construction Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling and Project Control.  He has authored two textbooks in these fields.   

 

In addition to his teaching, he actively consults in the field having worked with a wide range of public and private clients including the U.S. Air Force, Sears Roebuck, and NASA.  He has developed and taught numerous seminar and short courses in both public and in-house settings.  He has served as a seminar instructor for R.S. Means for over 15 years. 

 

He has served as the director for the Northeast region of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) an organization established for the purpose of supporting and disseminating construction knowledge.  He is also active in the American Council of Construction Education. (ACCE) where he has serves on the board of directors and as chair of the Guidance committee.  ACCE is the organization that accredits Construction Management Programs.  

 

Ms. Joyce has over 30 years experience in the design and construction industry with a concentration on academic and cultural environments.  She has served in the past in project management roles, focusing on teams, processes and strategic planning.   In the past five years, she has overseen the development of over $500 Million in higher education and museum programs, designs and construction.  She is presently working as a construction consultant on a large museum project in Canada.

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