* major revisions since last edition cover changes in the industry * a well established text on a core subject, first published 1977 * sells both to construction and civil engineering students * the only text to include a wide range of fully worked examples with solutions.
This well established undergraduate textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover the latest practices in PFI/PPP, risk management, supply networks, sustainability, lean construction, KPIs, and value management. Modern Construction Management now addresses in particular the contractor's role - often neglected in other textbooks - and throughout it emphasises essential skills and core topics for career development and progression in construction. Two substantial chapters are devoted to self-learning with problems, worked examples and tutorial exercises and the book's comprehensive, clear and pragmatic approach ensures it retains its position as the core textbook for students of construction management, civil engineering and quantity surveying. The material in the book is supported with a comprehensive list of questions and solutions that can be employed as a learning aid. These can be found at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/harris/
From the reviews of earlier editions: 'The latest revisions will ensure it remains one of the core texts for undergraduates on construction management courses.' Construction Manager 'This well established text is a must for all who aim to become proficient in construction management' ASI Journal 'The authors have a refreshingly pragmatic approach to the application of theoretical techniques.' Building ... both comprehensive and practical in its approach ... it represents an excellent training manual and reference book.' Building Construction & Law
About Frank Harris
Frank Harris, Frank Harris, BEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, CEng, MICE, FCIOB is Emeritus Professor of Construction Science at the University of Wolverhampton Ronald McCaffer, BSc, PhD, DSc, FREng, FICE, FCIOB, MASCE, MCMI Professor of Construction Management at Loughborough University Francis Edum-Fotwe, BSc, MSc, PhD, MASCE is Lecturer in Construction and Project Management at Loughborough University.
Table of Contents
Preface. Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Total Quality Management. . PROJECT PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT(S/NVQ levels 3 to 4). Chapter 3 Production Improvement Process. Chapter 4 Planning techniques. Chapter 5 Workforce Motivation. Chapter 6 Cost Control. Chapter 7 Plant Management. . BUSINESS MANAGEMENT(NVQ levels 4 to5). Chapter 8 Project Procurement. Chapter 9 Estimating and Tendering. Chapter 10 Competitive Bidding. Chapter 11 Budgetary Control. Chapter 12 Cash Flow and Interim Valuations. Chapter 13 Economic Assessments. . ADMINISTRATION AND COMPANY MANAGEMENT(NVQ level 5). Chapter 14 Company Organisation. Chapter 15 Market Planning and Business Development. Chapter 16 International Construction Logistics and Risks. Chapter 17 Information Flow and Computer Systems. Chapter 18 Financial Management. . SELF LEARNING EXERCISES. Chapter 19 Problems and worked solutions. Chapter 20 Operational Research problems and worked solutions
Modern Construction Management by Frank Harris
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