Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day

ISBN-10: 0071479155

ISBN-13: 9780071479158

Edition: 2007

Authors: Matt Stevens
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Description: This detailed overview of the construction contracting business delivers an invaluable collection of best practices, forms, templates, and checklists designed to reduce risks and increase profits. Contractors will learn everything they need to know about the make-or-break areas of estimating, pricing, bidding, project management, and financial management. The author is well-known in the industry, with a weekly newsletter, website, online digest, regular column for Contractor magazine, and 70-plus seminar bookings for 2006 Extensive examples and illustrations help readers apply the insights offered

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Matt Stevens is a freelance illustrator. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two pugs in Connecticut. For more information, please visit mattstevensart.com.

Foreword
The Business of Contracting
The Best Industry in the United States
What Is a Contractor's Business?
Construction Economics: The Supply and Demand Curve of Contracting
The Attitude of Successful Contracting: No Windfalls Are Left
Chapter Summary
The Acquire Work Process
Getting Work Means Building Work
Chapter Summary
The Build Work Process
What Is Project Management in Construction?
Chapter Summary
The Keep Track Process
Financial Management for Contractors
Successful Contracting Organizations Know Finance
Chapter Summary
People
Good Processes Let People Succeed
Chapter Summary
Best Practices
Conclusions
Chapter Summary
Your Last Management Act
Conclusions
With a First-time Owner, a Construction Firm Must Start Small
You Make Money on the Cost Side
Most Owners Must Be a "Mud on the Boots" Type
Focus on the Process
Labor Is the Opportunity
Use Statistical Methods for Positioning Your Business
Negotiate All Things
Doing the Right Things and Having Ethics Make a Difference
Tomorrow Is Another Day: This Business Is Not Life or Death
Chapter Exercises
The Business of Contracting
Exercises
The Acquire Work Process
Exercises
The Build Work Process
Exercises
The Keep Track Process
Exercises
People
Exercises
Best Practices
Exercises
Index
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