This text is written for students of construction management, construction technology, and civil engineering who are taking their first course in construction management. The goal of the book is to provide a foundation in the important aspects of construction management and suggest new and emerging areas that will concern the construction manager in the future.
This book addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century as it provides on overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid foundational concepts in traditional areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating, and scheduling.
Table of Content
The Nature of the Construction Industry
Introduction to Construction Contracts
Change Orders and Disputes During Construction
Construction Management Contracts: An Alternative to Design-Bid-Build
Design-Build: Combining the Designer and the contractor
Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Public-Private Partnerships
Construction Scheduling and Planning
An Introduction to Construction Cost Estimating
Construction Project Cash Flow and Cost Control
Configuration Management: Controlling Change in Complex Projects
Computers in Construction: Information Technology and Building Information Technology
Sustainability and Green Construction
About The Author
Trefor P. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University, and a registered professional engineer in New York and New Jersey. He is the author of Information Technology for Construction Managers, Architects and Engineers.
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