Becoming a Construction Manager

ISBN-10: 047087421X

ISBN-13: 9780470874219

Edition: 2012

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Description: The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager—from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growing field Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format, illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varying specialties give students and new architects an inside view of the real-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on where the jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource section on professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.

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List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
What Does a Construction Manager Do?
What Makes CM a Profession?
Defining a Profession
The Professional Process
Performance Standards and Increasing Scope
Credentialing Professionalism
Yardsticks of Professionalism
Construction Managers Are Logicians, Hirers, and Organizers
A Summary of Construction Manager Tasks (from the U.S. Department of Labor)
History of Construction Management
Architects, Contractors, and Engineers Weigh in on Construction Management
Early Applications of Construction Management
United States Job Outlook
Core Competencies (What You Need to Know)
A Demanding Career
The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
History of CMAA
What Does CMAA Stand For?
Skills
What Does the Federal Government Think of Construction Management?
CM Education
The Education of a Construction Manager
How Many Schools Offer Construction Management Education?
A Typical Course Outline
Accreditation
Merchant Schools
Scholarships and Mentoring
Continuing Education and Certification
Soft Skills
The Experience of the Construction Manager
Project Management
Cost Management
Saving Money through Technology
Time Management
Quality Management
Contract Administration
Safety Management
Program Management
Sustainability
Risk Management
Building Information Modeling
Construction Managers' Place in the World
Globalization
Challenges of Globalization
Infrastructure
Exciting Times for Infrastructure
CM and the Environment
The Future of Construction Management
Integated Project Delivery
Project Organization
Technology of IPD
Public Private Partnerships
Innovative Financing
Technology
Workforce Issues
Appendix
Code of Ethics
Glossary
CMAA Student Chapters
Bibliography
Useful Web Resources
Index
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