Managing Residential Construction Projects Strategies and Solutions

ISBN-10: 0071459340

ISBN-13: 9780071459341

Edition: 2006

Authors: Derek Graham
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Description: Residential construction projects are notorious for being over budget and behind schedule, and the industry is in dire need of an effective solution. This visual resource provides customized solutions that work in a real-world construction environment.

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List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/13/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 555
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596

Preface
Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Introduction
Mission
Remodeling Market
Players
Single proprietorships and new ventures
Small to midsize firms
Overbooking
Absenteeism and Turnover
Absence
Turnover
Large Corporations/Developers
What It Takes
Finding a Niche in the Modern Marketplace
Level of Comfort
Success Story?
Mission Statement
Mission Statement of Modern Builders Inc.
Sources of Work
Networking
Passive networking
Active networking
Ethics
Respect
Honesty
Integrity
Trust
Teamwork
Clients
Architects and Interior Designers
Employees
Workers Today and the Work Ethic
Subcontractors and Subcontracts
General Public
Resident Entities and Pet Contractors
The Interdisciplinary Approach
Mission Statement
Ethics
Quality and Proficiency
Consistency
People Skills
Communication
Face-to-face
Telephone
E-mail
Written
Notes
The zen of residential construction general management
10 keys to effective communicating
Endnotes
Valuation
Key Causes of Loser Contracts
Undervaluation of base contract
Undervaluation of General Conditions: Overhead and Indirect Costs
Office administration
Administrative Assistant or Secretary
Project Management
Scheduling
Field Personnel
Quantifying General Conditions
Aggressive Schedules
Poor Cash Flow
Unskilled or Inappropriate Level Production
Unknown Subcontractors and Vendors
The Low Bid
Difficult Architects and Clients
The Winning Story of "The One That Got Away"
Lack of Leverage in Contract
100 Acre Wood
Contracts
Contract structures
Competitive bid/stipulated sum
Budget
Construction management
Fast track
Negotiated bid and high-end
Design-build
Cost-plus or fee based
Unit price
Subcontracts
Purchase Orders
Scope of work and named drawings
Schedule Requirements
Special Considerations: The Perils of High-End Construction
Less Is More
High-End Hi-Jinx
High-End Residential Quality Control
Sequence of gypsum board partition installation
What went wrong?
Material Shortages/Price Fluctuations
Unfamiliarity with Materials, and Learning Curves
Successful Projects
Architect
Engineer
Contractor
Subcontractors
Clients
Others
Positive Experience
Negotiated Bid
The Drawings and Specifications Are Thorough
Solid Design Team
Familiarity with the Program
Adequate Schedule
Reasonable Client and Architect
Synopsis of Bid Development
Review All Design Documentation and Specifications
Sample Estimator Job Description
Preconstruction
Construction
Visit Site
Meet with Architect and Client
Quantity Takeoffs and Bid Outline
Solicit and Qualify Bids from Multiple Vendors
Bid Models
RFIs/Clarifications
Select Bidders to Sponsor
Assemble Bid
Qualifications and Exclusions
Peer Review and Proofreading
Presentation
Rebid and/or Value Engineer
Shipping and Handling the Goods
Making Arrangements for Missing, Incorrect, Late Delivery, or Damaged Goods
Revised Presentation
Bidding Systems
"0.0 and 1.x Syndrome"
Three Deal Breakers for Buying Bundled or Comprehensive Programs
The Construction Specifications Institute
Cost Tracking
Change Orders
Negotiating change orders
Change orders are necessitated in several ways
Subcontractor change orders
Pricing change orders
The nature of change orders
Additional time
Making Money by Not Losing Money
Project 1
Project 2
Project 2 (value engineered)
Taking the Meat Out of the Contract
Notes
Key causes of "loser" contracts
Project checklist: Preconstruction
Hallmarks of a winning prospect
Right and wrong ways to make money
Endnotes
Time
Critical Path Method
Schedule Formats
Contract Schedule
Working and Reconstructed Schedule
Tracked Schedule
Scheduling Software
Scheduling: Means and Methods
Creating a Schedule
Planning
Basic Planning Phases Scheduling
Divisions
The Gantt Chart
Plotting the Schedule
Schedule Tracking
Baseline
Progress Updates
0148: Mechanical Coordination
0024 MEPS
Change Order Scheduling
Notes
The importance of schedules
Key obstructions to facilitating a project
Endnotes
Building
Qualification Process
What is the status of the design documents?
What is the budget?
What will be the contract structure?
What is the schedule?
What are the qualifications?
In-house staff
Documentation
Application for payment
Acknowledgment of request for pricing/change in the work
Drawing and SK Log
Meeting minutes
Request for information log
Submittal cover/submittal log
Change orders/change order log
Discrepancies in Design Documents with Existing Conditions
Notification of unforeseen existing condition
Production Department Job Descriptions
Predemolition
Demolition and removals
Layout
General construction
Systems Integration
MEP Coordination Process
Rough-in and framing inspections
White Box
Shop Drawings and Dimensions
Finishes
Wood, stone, metal, glass, and paint
Substantial Completion
Punch List
Final Completion
"Tricks of the Trade"
Unauthorized installations
Pace
Poor workmanship
Levels
Sequencing
Notes
Project checklist: Preconstruction
Project checklist: Predemolition
Project checklist: Mobilization
Project checklist: Production
Project checklist: Closeout
Endnotes
Residential Construction Management
Owner's Responsibilities in Construction Management Contracts
Construction Management Contract Structures
American Institute of Architects (AIA) construction manager agreements
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) document family
Division of Labor
Residential Construction Management Project Life Cycle
Preconstruction phase
Design and development management
Selection of bidders and bid solicitation
Bid qualification
Subcontracts
Stalled Projects
Construction Management Documentation
Residential Construction Management Project Life Cycle
Production phase
Rate of production
Quality controls
Production management structure
General Conditions on Construction Management Projects
Site conditions
Bookkeeping
Cost tracking
Schedule tracking
Closeout
The Consummate CM
Never lose sight of the big picture
Know your place in the big picture
Orchestrate a game plan
Follow-up and unfinished business
Get the job done
Notes
Summary of construction management preconstruction life cycle
Consummate CM's production philosophy
Endnotes
Operations
Small Company Infrastructure
Construction Staff Structures
Executive
Principals
General manager
Recruitment and Interviews
Administrative
Office manager
The Office Paperwork Conundrum
Inbox
Outbox
The Paperless Office
Project Manager
Estimator
Bookkeeping and Accounting
Administrative Support Staff and Interns
Common Administrative Problems
Production
Superintendent
Mechanics/Laborers/Drivers
Project Manager Level Tasks
Preconstruction Phase Tasks
Refining the Schedule
Site Visits/Surveys
Assist with buyouts
Preconstruction Meetings
Long-Lead Submittals
Production Phase Tasks
Submittals
Weekly job meetings
Meeting times
Agendas
Publishing the minutes
Old minutes
Cost tracking
Application for payment
Change orders
Architect
Owner
General Manager
Superintendent
Resources (In-House, Vendors and Subcontractors)
Construction Managed Project Management
Degree and Nature of Involvement
Construction Managing Project Manager's Preconstruction Phase Tasks
Feasibility study
Selection of design team
Design and development management
Refine the schedule
Visit the site/survey the site
Preconstruction meetings with vendors and subcontractors; RFIs
Assist with buyouts
Construction Managing Project Manager's Production Phase Tasks
Submittals
Job meetings
Applications for payment
Cost tracking
Change orders
Conflict Resolution
Superintendent
Housekeeping
Record Keeping
Production
Basic and daily tasks
Complex tasks
Quality control
Superintendent/Project Manager
Superintendent/Project Manager Task Prioritization
First-priority superintendent tasks (acting project manager)
Minimum Project Coordination
Housekeeping tasks (see previously)
Record keeping
Production
First Priority Project Manager Tasks (Acting Superintendent)
Modern Interface and Information Technology
Web-Based Project Management
Notes
Project hand-off package checklist
Submittal checklist
Endnotes
Crisis and Siege Management
Triage
Passive responses
Aggressive response
Identifying Dysfunctional Projects
Managing Dysfunctional Projects
Siege responses to predisposed dysfunctional projects
Unhealthy responses to underbid projects
Constructive responses to underbid projects
Underdesigned Projects
Aggressively Scheduled Projects
Compressed schedule
Latently Dysfunctional Projects
Responses
Acceleration
Select Out-of-Sequence Tasks
Dog and Pony Show
Effect on Morale
The Single Proprietor Syndrome
Nature of the Afflicted
Multiple Project Management and the Harried General Manager
Other Siege Conditions
Tear-out
Nagging neighbors
Punch-out list
Emergencies
Notes
Preventable problem projects
Endnotes
Resolving Conflicts: The Art of Negotiation and Survival
Sizing Up Process
Common Ground
Client Psychology
Account Manager: Good Cop/Bad Cop
Clients and Their Discontents
The Stress and Patience Accounts
Avoiding Conflict
Know thyself
Don't take it personally
De-escalate the provocative issues
Get along
Accentuate the positive
Conflicts of Perception
Quantities
Quality requirements
Change orders
Boilerplate requirements
Management and coordination
Typical Conflicts
Design team conflicts
Construction manager/design team conflicts
Subcontractor or vendor conflicts
Claims
Final payments
Litigation
Avoiding litigation
When Projects Go South
Last Resort
Contract terminated by owner for lack of performance by contractor
Contractor litigation for nonpayment by owner
Project abandonment/firing of contractor
Conflict Resolution
Strong communication: an ability to demonstrate facts in an objective fashion
Willingness and ability to negotiate: a firm, but reasonable sense of fairness
Full knowledge of contract documents: know your business
Familiarity with all circumstances affecting the conflict(s)
Basic knowledge of contract law
Know how to choose your battles
Documentation for Accountability
Notes
Basic conflict avoidance measures
Tools for conflict resolution
Documentation for accountability
Endnotes
Afterword
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Documents
Introduction to Basic Epidemiology and Principles of Statistics
Recommended Standard (RS)-232-C
The Spearin Doctrine
Index
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