Construction Jobsite Management

Third Edition
Author: William R. Mincks; Hal Johnston
ISBN #: 1439055734
©2011   Publish Date: 06/10/2010
Binding: HB
Pages: 480
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $159.95

Description:

This new updated third edition of Construction Jobsite Management deals with all facets of construction project management from the contractor's point of view. It examines the duties that are handled by the project manager, construction superintendent, and construction engineer throughout the progress of a job, from the configurations of a project team through project closeout. A hallmark of this book is its dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel that includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project from start to finish. The clear, concise language in which it is written makes this book an essential introduction to the "real world" of effective management techniques.

Product Benefits:

  • New chapter on Green Building and the responsibilities of jobsite manager relating to sustainable construction practices.
  • New chapter on the Superintendent's leadership responsibilities.
  • Revised chapter on Quality Management, including some insights on implementing a quality management plan.
  • Updated chapter on the use of computers in jobsite management.
  • New look to example forms.
  • DISCUSSIONS: discussions of current philosophies, procedures, and methods of management stress application over theory, making this book ready-made for use on the jobsite.
  • HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: the authors bring numerous years of actual construction project management experience to life so that concepts are immediately applicable to the real world.
  • DOCUMENTS: construction documents for use in project management are discussed, including the use of common forms such as AIA papers that can be directly applied to project situations.
  • UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: the chapters on safety and computerized project management are thoroughly up-to-date, keeping on pace with emerging technologies and jobsite conditions.
  • REVIEW: chapter objectives and review questions reinforce concepts, and an Instructor's Manual is available with answers to the review questions.

Table of Contents:

Preface.
Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction to Project Management.
Objectives. Introduction to Project Management. Attributes of Construction Projects. Goals and Objectives of Construction Projects. Management Techniques to Achieve Project Goals and Objectives. Organization of the Project Delivery System. Leadership. Problemsolving. Reporting and Record Keeping. Planning and Scheduling. Cost Control. Quality Management. Safety Management. Contract Compliance. Computerized Record Keeping. Summary. Review Questions.
2. The Project Team.
Objectives. Roles, Responsibilities, and Authority of Project Participants. The Traditional Contract Delivery System (Owner-Architect-Contractor). Responsibilities of the Contractual Parties. The Owner''s Roles During the Construction Phase. The Architect''s Roles During the Construction Phase. The Contractor''s Roles During the Construction Phase. Other Roles in the Construction Process. Communications in the Traditional System. The Construction Management (CM) Delivery System. Roles of the Construction Management Project Team. Communications in the Construction Management Delivery System. The Design-Build Delivery System. Communications in the Design-Build Delivery System. Engineering-Procurement-Construction (E-P-C). Summary. Review Questions.
3. The Superintendent''s Leadership Role.
4. Use of Construction Documents on the Jobsite.
Objectives. The Construction Documents. Advertisement or Invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders. Bid Forms. General and Supplementary Conditions of the Contract. Additional Information to Bidders. Divisions 1-16, Technical Specification. Division 1, General Requirements. Divisions 2-16, Technical Specifications. Addenda. The Drawings. Use of the Construction Documents. Familiarization with a Project. Preparing Crew Assignments. Problemsolving. Summary. Review Questions.
5. Submittals, Samples, and Shop Drawings.
Objectives. Types of Submittals. Product Data Submittal. Shop Drawings. Samples. Requirements for Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples. Review of Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples. The Procurement Schedule. Submittal Review by the Contractor. The Use of Submittals During Construction. Summary. Review Questions.
6. Documentation and Record Keeping at the Jobsite.
Objectives. Record Types and Content. Event and Conversation Documentation. Daily Reports. Weekly and Monthly Reports. Diaries. Logs. Accidents Reports. Progress Photographs. Video Recordings. Time-lapse Photography. Progress Schedules and Schedule Updates. Cost Documentation. Labor. Material. Equipment. Correspondence. Letter of Transmittal. Request for Information (RFI). Letters. E-mail. Contractual Requirement Documentation. Meeting Minutes. Change Orders. Old Business. New Business. Meeting Adjourned, Next Meeting. Summary. Review Questions.
7. Jobsite Layout and Control.
Objectives. Material Handling. Labor Productivity. Equipm...

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