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Management of Construction Projects

Book Description

Construction Management is a wide ranging discipline, but ultimately it is a demanding, hands-on discipline concerned with the management of people, plant and materials, all mobilised to complete a building project safely, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction.

Management of Construction Projects is a highly illustrated series of case studies based on seven live construction management projects, demonstrating the very practical nature of managing projects. The detailed case studies cover a variety of construction projects, varying in value from £1million to £117 million, including a major inner city office block, a portal framed factory unit, a university refurbishment project, a superstore & car park and a new school building. The case studies emphasise detailed on site management procedures and identify a predominantly functional approach to managing projects. A number of related chapters covering practical and theoretical aspects of construction management support and illustrate the individual case studies.

With a strong emphasis on the practical nature of the subject, Management of Construction Projects is an ideal introduction to the subject for all students on construction and related degree and diploma programmes. It will be of particular interest to students preparing for the CIOB EPA programme and the new NVQ courses at level 4 and 5 in construction management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Chapter 1: Organisation of the Construction Process
    1. 1.1 Overview of the size of the companies included in the case studies
    2. 1.2 Approach to the management of projects included in the case studies
    3. 1.3 Organisation principles applied to construction firms
    4. 1.4 Functional relationships and line management
    5. 1.5 Roles and responsibilities of site management personnel
    6. 1.6 Background experience and qualifications for construction personnel
    7. 1.7 The project manager
    8. 1.8 The site manager
    9. 1.9 The planning engineer
    10. 1.10 The project surveyor
    11. 1.11 The procurement manager
    12. 1.12 The site engineer
    13. 1.13 The clerk of works
  7. Chapter 2: Developing Construction Teams
    1. 2.1 Team building
    2. 2.2 Matrix organisation in practice
  8. Chapter 3: Project Planning – Linked Bar Charts and Procurement Programmes
    1. 3.1 Overview of programming techniques
    2. 3.2 Procedure when using a linked bar chart programme
    3. 3.3 Procurement programmes
    4. 3.4 Procurement programme principles
    5. 3.5 Procurement symbols used on programmes
    6. 3.6 Extract from a procurement programme
  9. Chapter 4: Contracts
    1. 4.1 Schedule of current JCT standard contracts – 2011
    2. 4.2 JCT standard building contract – 2011
    3. 4.3 JCT major projects construction contract – 2011
    4. 4.4 JCT design and build contract – 2011
    5. 4.5 JCT management building contract – 2011
    6. 4.6 JCT construction management contracts – 2011
    7. Reference
  10. Chapter 5: Materials Management
    1. 5.1 Site planning to reduce loss and waste
    2. 5.2 Bad site practice observations
    3. 5.3 Good site practice for materials management
  11. Chapter 6: Mechanical Handling and Risk Assessment
    1. 6.1 Crane selection factors
    2. 6.2 Crane types – mobile and tower cranes
    3. 6.3 The telehandler (telescopic handler)
    4. 6.4 The aerial work platform (scissor lift)
    5. 6.5 Hydraulic lifter – cherry picker
    6. 6.6 Schedule of risk assessment areas
    7. 6.7 Plant utilisation for major stages of work
    8. 6.8 Student task – method statement and risk assessment
  12. Chapter 7: Managing Construction Defects
    1. 7.1 Managing defects
    2. 7.2 Recording defects during a project
    3. 7.3 Dealing with defects at the handover stage of a project
    4. 7.4 Dealing with defects at the end of a defects liability period
  13. Chapter 8: Hotel and Office Project Development
    1. 8.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 8.2 Project overview
    3. 8.3 Project information
    4. 8.4 Client/contractor relationships
    5. 8.5 Site plan
    6. 8.6 Main contractors site organisation
    7. 8.7 Tender negotiation stage with preferred bidder
    8. 8.8 Value engineering proposals
    9. 8.9 Site layout planning
    10. 8.10 Hotel block – sequence of work for floors 5 to 7
    11. 8.11 Programme for hotel building
    12. 8.12 Site monitoring of external brickwork operations
    13. 8.13 Office block – programme of work exercise
    14. 8.14 Student programming task
    15. 8.15 Completed office building
  14. Chapter 9: The Merlin Project
    1. 9.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 9.2 Project overview
    3. 9.3 Project information
    4. 9.4 Client/contractor relationships
    5. 9.5 Head office and company organisation structure
    6. 9.6 Management structure and site organisation
    7. 9.7 Site layout plan - site compound area
    8. 9.8 Programming the project
    9. 9.9 Sequence of construction of the main portal frame
    10. 9.10 Erection sequence for the main steel frame
    11. 9.11 External building features
  15. Chapter 10: The Co-operative Head Office Building
    1. 10.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 10.2 Project overview
    3. 10.3 Project information
    4. 10.4 Client/contractor relationship
    5. 10.5 Contractors senior project management structure
    6. 10.6 Site management structure
    7. 10.7 Construction stages of the building frame
    8. 10.8 Managing the surveying function
    9. 10.9 Managing the design process
    10. 10.10 Managing the site logistics
    11. 10.11 Sequence of erecting the steel frame and precast floors
    12. 10.12 Managing the building enclosure
  16. Chapter 11: Chinley School Project
    1. 11.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 11.2 Project overview
    3. 11.3 Project information
    4. 11.4 Client/contractor relationship
    5. 11.5 Site management structure
    6. 11.6 Site plan of chinley school
    7. 11.7 Site layout plan – site compound area
    8. 11.8 Project manager’s involvement at pre-contract stage
    9. 11.9 Project managers responsibilities during the project
    10. 11.10 Standard forms and records maintained on site
    11. 11.11 Materials management on site
    12. 11.12 Sequence of work and programme – main roof area
    13. 11.13 Extracts from contract programme
    14. 11.14 Completed project
  17. Chapter 12: Retail Unit and Car Park
    1. 12.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 12.2 Project overview
    3. 12.3 Project information
    4. 12.4 Client/contractor relationship
    5. 12.5 Project management structure
    6. 12.6 Site management structure
    7. 12.7 Site layout plan
    8. 12.8 Construction stages – sequence of work glulam frame to main store
    9. 12.9 Risk assessment – concrete operation
    10. 12.10 Concrete placing to car park slab
  18. Chapter 13: University Refurbishment Project
    1. 13.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 13.2 Project overview
    3. 13.3 Project information
    4. 13.4 Client/contractor relationships
    5. 13.5 Responsibilities of contractor’s project team
    6. 13.6 Site management structure
    7. 13.7 Site layout plan and materials management
    8. 13.8 Sequence study – replacement of floor construction
    9. 13.9 Curtain wall panels to building elevations
  19. Chapter 14: Managing a Small Business
    1. 14.1 Contents of the case study
    2. 14.2 Managing a small building enterprise
    3. 14.3 Business operations
    4. 14.4 Current and completed developments
    5. 14.5 Project case study
    6. 14.6 Around the site
    7. 14.7 Foundations and ground floor slab to timber framed house units
    8. 14.8 Site fabrication process
    9. 14.9 External elevations
    10. 14.10 Erection sequence for ground floor panels
    11. 14.11 Comments on the organisation and management of business
  20. Index
  21. End User License Agreement