Construction Contracting, 6th Edition

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After thirty years, it’s still the reference professionals and students turn to… In almost every season and business climate, Construction Contracting has been the cornerstone of the professional’s library—an all-in-one handbook and blueprint on successfully running and managing a construction operation. Written by two veterans of the industry, Construction Contracting outlines some of the most useful construction practice techniques and technological tools available today as well as the keys to turning a construction operation into an efficient, high-profit business. Fully updated for the ’90s, the new Sixth Edition describes new forms of contracting, such as design build, as well as the growing role of computers in a construction business. It also features expanded coverage of such basics as cost estimating, bidding, contracts, and contract bonds as well as the latest developments in insurance, labor law, and labor relations. Effective new business methods as well as important inside tips on successfully managing project time and project cost are also reviewed. With many ready-to-use forms, including the latest from the AIA, CSI, AGC, and AAA, the newest edition of Construction Contracting is a complete working resource for the construction professional in the field or office and an indispensable preparatory tool for students.

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Construction Contracting The most consulted reference in the industry, Construction Contracting has through successive editions been considered the guide to finding out how to successfully manage and run a construction contracting business. Not simply a working blueprint of operational specifics, Construction Contracting is a comprehensive professional’s handbook that unites business insight with practical reality, organizational expertise with job-specific nuts-and-bolts. Fully revised for the ’90s, the new sixth edition of Construction Contracting is an arsenal of some of the most useful construction practice techniques and technological tools available to a manager today. Not only does the book describe new ways of executing contracts including Total Quality Management and partnering, it describes exactly why the computer has become indispensable to a company’s day-to-day operations. The new Sixth Edition also features expanded coverage of such fundamentals as cost estimating, bidding, contracts, and contract bonds as well as the latest developments in insurance, labor law, and labor relations. The book also sheds light on some effective new business methods as well as unique inside tips on successfully managing project time and project cost. The book addresses issues relevant to architects, engineers, managers, and employees alike. The book features an in-depth look at establishing project safety, a broad overview of the construction industry today, as well as a clear look at the dynamics and machinery of the modern construction organization. Complete with many ready-to-use forms, including the latest from the AIA, CSI, AGC, and AAA, the newest edition is an invaluable resource containing the essential business documents, such as ownership agreements, construction specifications, construction contract conditions, and a bid form/unit price contract. An all-in-one information toolkit for today’s construction manager, Construction Contracting, Sixth Edition offers the essential equipment for building an efficient, profitable, and flourishing construction enterprise.

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About the authors During his long career in the construction industry, RICHARD H. CLOUGH served as Executive Vice President of Lembke, Clough & King, Inc., a general contracting firm with offices in New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada. He also served as the Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering and as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an honorary member of the New Mexico Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Engineering. He is also the coauthor (with Glenn Sears) of Construction Project Management. Dr. Clough received his ScD in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. GLENN A. SEARS is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico and currently a construction consultant in private practice. Prior to his academic career, Professor Sears was a project engineer with NeiI-Price International in Iran and with Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company in Hawaii. He has been a member of the New Mexico Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and is an honorary member of the New Mexico Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America. Mr. Sears received his degree of Engineer in Construction Management from Stanford University.

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