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Total Quality In The Construction Supply Chain

Author : John S. Oakland
ISBN : 9780750661850
Genre : Business & Economics
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Construction organisations worldwide are struggling with three issues: total quality management, supply chain management and knowledge management. Pressures from clients and recognition of the relatively slow growth in productivity in the sector are causing managers to focus on structural and strategic management issues. This book tackles each of these three themes, demonstrating their significance as strategic concepts for the construction sector and illustrating how development goals in each of these critical areas can be met. The book combines a theoretical basis with practical tools for management. Written by some of the world's leading experts, and illustrated with international case studies, Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain offers students a clearly structured introduction to the concept of quality in the construction industry, while posing challenging questions for the most experienced professionals. ·Key management techniques applied specifically to the needs of the construction industry. ·International case studies discussed. ·Demonstrates how to achieve real and lasting improvements in quality across the industry.

Supply Chain Quality Management

Author : Thomas Keuschen
ISBN : 3832523022
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Total Construction Management

Author : John S. Oakland
ISBN : 9781317439332
Genre : Business & Economics
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A convergence of lean management and quality management thinking has taken place in organizations across many industries, including construction. Practices in procurement, design management and construction management are all evolving constantly and understanding these changes and how to react is essential to successful management. This book provides valuable insights for owners, designers and constructors in the construction sector. Starting by introducing the language of total quality, lean and operational excellence, this book takes the reader right up to the latest industry practice in this sector, and demonstrates the best way to manage change. Written by two of the world's leading experts, Total Construction Management: Lean quality in construction project delivery offers a clearly structured introduction to the most important management concepts and practices used in the global construction industry today. This authoritative book covers issues such as procurement, BIM, all forms of waste, construction safety, and design and construction management, all explained with international case studies. It is a perfect guide for managers in all parts of the industry, and ideal for those preparing to enter the industry.

Construction Management

Author : Denny McGeorge
ISBN : 9781405147491
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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E Planning And Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781522556473
Genre : Political Science
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As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards urban environments. E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the emerging interdisciplinary areas of e-planning and collaboration. Including innovative studies on data management, urban development, and crowdsourcing, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning.

Supply Chain Integration In The Building Industry

Author : Ruben Vrijhoef
ISBN : 9781607509622
Genre : Business & Economics
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The building industry is a fragmented and project-driven industry with specific characteristics, which can sometimes result in negative effects. This title intends to contribute to the theoretical and practical development of the concept of supply chain integration in the building industry.

Value Management Of Construction Projects

Author : John Kelly
ISBN : 9781118355145
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

The Wiley Guide To Managing Projects

Author : Jeffrey K. Pinto
ISBN : 0471233021
Genre : Business & Economics
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This handbook pulls together the fundamentals of project management and presents them along side the other business systems and procedures effected by project management. The book is the most comprehensive reference resource for all business managers. It allows readers to understand how project management fits into their organization, and helps them apply this knowledge on the job.


Author : John Beckford
ISBN : 0415259193
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theory and practice of quality in the context of 20th century management thinking. The text is intended primarily for students, but could also be of use to practising managers.

Construction Management

Author : Chris March
ISBN : 9781315528168
Genre : Architecture
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Construction Management: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive textbook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the book essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a broad base of understanding about the industry. Part I outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager. Part II covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies. Part III details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing. Part IV covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management. Part V covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being. Part VI concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers. The book keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful figures, tables and case studies from industry.

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