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Successful Contract Administration

Author : Charles W. Cook
ISBN : 9781317658504
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 70. 14 MB
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The success of every construction project begins with reading and understanding the contract. Contract Administrators and Project Managers for all parties in the construction process must realize the major impact their actions have on cost, schedule, and quality in relation to the contract terms and conditions. Written in a clear and accessible way from a Constructor’s perspective, Successful Contract Administration guides the student through the critical issues of understanding contract law and obligations for effective project execution. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, this textbook will: Improve knowledge and comprehension of key contract elements Help the student apply knowledge to real case scenarios Improve the student’s ability to analyze and create different scenarios for success Evaluate critical issues of responsibility and ethics in relation to contract administration. The text is supported by a companion website featuring additional resources for both students and instructors. Resources for the student include additional case studies, links to useful websites, video commentary and interviews for increased understanding of important chapter material, true/false sample quiz questions and a flashcard glossary to reinforce comprehension of key terms and concepts. Additional instructor material includes a testbank of questions, (including true/false, multiple choice, and sample essay questions), website links to contract documents and PowerPoint slides.

The Aqua Group Guide To Procurement Tendering And Contract Administration

Author : Mark Hackett
ISBN : 9781118346617
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 33. 57 MB
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This key text for the building team is an authoritative guide and gives a detailed account of the team's roles and responsibilities, with best industry practice required to ensure that building projects meet clients' expectations on time, cost and quality. The second edition of The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration has been edited, enlarged and updated by a high-profile author team with unparalleled experience of both private and public sectors, as well as of teaching on QS courses. It covers the entire building process from inception to final account and throughout, the emphasis is on current best practice. This edition has new material on the CDM regulations; JCT contracts; the RIBA Plan of Work; the RICS New Rules of Measurement; BIM; and Sustainability - as well as a general update for industry changes, especially on procurement; internationalisation; and PFI. With clear and thorough explanations, you are taken through self-contained chapters covering the detail of the briefing stage, procurement methods, tendering procedures, and contract administration. The period from starting a college course to successful completion of professional examinations represents a long and steep learning curve. The range of skills and the knowledge required to perform work efficiently and effectively might, at first, seem rather daunting. Although designed as an introductory textbook for undergraduates in construction, architecture and quantity surveying, The Aqua Group Guide offers an excellent overview of contract administration and will provide you with sufficient understanding to hold you in good stead for your early years in professional practice.

Quality In The Constructed Project

Author : American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN : 9780784411896
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 48. 81 MB
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Sponsored by the Construction Quality Management and Inspection Committee of the Owners Directorate of the Construction Institute of ASCE. Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors, third edition, provides information and recommendations on principles and procedures that are effective in enhancing the quality of constructed projects. The guide?a complete update of the previous edition?discusses the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and limits of authority of participants in the design and construction process, highlighting concepts and practices that are valuable to each in achieving project goals and objectives. This Manual of Practice presents several key themes, including the value of clearly defining and assigning responsibilities, the importance of teamwork, the need for clear contractual provisions, strategies for good communication, the owner's selection process for other team members, the potential benefits associated with various project delivery systems, and procedures for managing design and construction. Although this guide is written primarily with traditional design-bid-build (DBB) projects in mind, it also highlights areas in which alternative forms of project delivery, such as design-build, may shift project responsibilities and risk to different participants. Chapters include: owner's role and requirements; project delivery systems; project team; coordination and communication; selecting the design professional; agreement for professional services; alternative studies and project impacts; planning and managing design; design discipline coordination; guidelines for design activities; precontract planning for construction; construction team; procedures for selecting the constructor; construction contract; planning and managing construction; construction contract documentation and submittals; construction contract administration; operation and maintenance; quality assurance and quality control; computer technology and project delivery; peer review; risk, liability, and avoiding conflict; partnering; and value engineering. MOP 73 will be useful to owners, design professionals, and constructors interested in enhancing the quality of constructed projects.

Formwork For Concrete Structures

Author : Garold (Gary) Oberlender
ISBN : 9780071639187
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 23. 19 MB
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The definitive guide to formwork design, materials, and methods--fully updated Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, provides current information on designing and building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process. Developed with the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification (NDS 2005), the book covers recent advances in materials, money- and energy-saving strategies, safety guidelines, OSHA regulations, and dimensional tolerances. Up-to-date sample problems illustrate practical applications for calculating loads and stresses. This comprehensive manual also includes new summary tables and equations and a directory of suppliers. Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, covers: Economy of formwork Pressure of concrete on formwork Properties of form material Form design Shores and scaffolding Failures of formwork Forms for footings, walls, and columns Forms for beams and floor slabs Patented forms for concrete floor systems Forms for thin-shell roof slabs Forms for architectural concrete Slipforms Forms for concrete bridge decks Flying deck forms

Management Of Construction Projects

Author : John E. Schaufelberger
ISBN : 9781315529080
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 78. 48 MB
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Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

The Csi Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide

Author : Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN : 0470940174
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 55. 88 MB
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Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam. The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide: Takes an in-depth look at standard contract documents and their successful use in construction projects. Provides expert commentary on various standard forms and their use in documenting design decisions made during project construction and providing for clear project communications. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of all parties to construction agreements and their effective management. Packaged with the book is an access code which provides access to a password-protected Web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. This easy-to-follow guide offers invaluable tips all construction professionals can immediately put to use for improving the overall skill and efficiency of document preparation that accurately conveys stated goals, ensuring that all interested individuals receive fair representation throughout the entire construction process. Part of the CSI Practice Guides, a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.

Construction Business Management

Author : John E. Schaufelberger
ISBN : 9780133002874
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 39. 44 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Construction is a risky business! And unfortunately the reality is that construction company managers often lack the necessary “business management” skills needed to ensure the survival of their firms. This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind that consolidates critical business management topics, and presents them practically and accessibly by showing how they relate to the management of a construction company.

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