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Basic Construction Management

ISBN-10: 0867186453
ISBN-13: 9780867186451
Edition: 5th 2008
Authors: Leon Rogers
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Description: Effective construction management can dramatically improve your bottom line. Learn essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service in this long-anticipated revision of Basic  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BuilderBooks
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Effective construction management can dramatically improve your bottom line. Learn essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service in this long-anticipated revision of Basic Construction Management.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Hiring and Training Superintendents
Hiring a New Superintendent
The Hiring Process
Training New Superintendents
The Process
The Superintendent's Role
The Superintendent's Authority
The Superintendent as the Company's Agent
The Superintendent as Leader
Leadership Basics
Leadership Styles
The Superintendent as Manager
Planning
Organizing
Directing and Coordinating
Controlling
Construction Activities
Estimating
Scheduling
Staffing
Evaluating
Project Start-Up
Starting Off Right
Planning
Construction Documents
Preconstruction Planning
Resolve Lot Issues
Hold a Site Meeting
Consider Project and Site Logistics
Hold Home Owner Preconstruction Meetings
Establish Schedules
Understand and Follow Building Regulations
Define Trade Contractor Responsibilities
Document Construction
Recording and Formatting
Types of Reports
Quality Control and Inspections
Reasons for Quality Problems
The Superintendent's Responsibility for Quality
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Obstacles to Total Quality
Creating an Atmosphere of High Quality
Written Performance Standards
Training
Measuring Performance
Internal Inspections
Inspection Points
Inspection Checklists
Correcting Mistakes
Code Inspections
Logging Inspections
Final Inspection
Home Owner Walk-Through and Orientation
Cost Control
Establishing the Budget
Material Control
Value Engineering
Complete Specifications
Accurate Contracts
Negotiating Skills
Sound Purchasing Procedures
Handling Budget Variances
Variance Analysis
Material Delivery Strategies
Location
Inspection
Proper Storage and Care
Avoiding Material Waste and Misuse
Labor Cost Control
Scheduling
The Written Schedule
Scheduling Methods
Bar Chart Schedules
Critical Activities
The Critical Path Method
Scheduling Phases
Sequencing Activities
Determining Activity Duration
Scheduling Trade Contractors
Monitoring and Updating the Schedule
Using Technology
Managing Trade Contractors and Employees
Advantages of Using Trade Contractors
Challenges of Using Trade Contractors
Who Is a Trade Contractor?
Multitiered Trade Contractors
Thinking Win-Win
Partnering with Trade Contractors
Keys to Success
Single Sourcing
Avoiding Pitfalls
Trade Contractor Management
Hiring Trade Contractors
The Trade Contractor-Superintendent Relationship
Locating Trade Contractors
Evaluating Potential Trade Contractors
Professionalism
Competence
Price
Written Contracts
Plans and Specifications
Scope of Work
Quality of Work
Scheduling
Change Orders
Inspection Policies and Procedures
Payment and Discount Provisions
Safety
Cleanup
Communication with the Home Owner
Warranties and Customer Service
Failure to Perform and Terminating Contracts
Policies and Procedures
Other Provisions
Training Trade Contractors
Group Training
Managing Trade Contractors
Providing a Comfort Zone
Superintendent Strategies
Measure Performance
Be Open to Suggestions
Hiring Employees
Preparing Job Descriptions
Assessing Employees
Training Employees
Induction
Orientation
Training Methods
Working with Home Owners
The Superintendent's Role in Home Owner Relations
Various Levels of Contact
Buyer's Remorse
Policies and Procedures
Increasing Buyer Understanding
The Importance of Contracts
Buyer-Requested Changes
Home Owner Visits and Company Contacts
Preparing for Visits
Walk-Throughs
Positive Communication
Fixing Home Owner Concerns
Conflict Resolution
Daily Job Log
Home Completion
Written Warranties
Scheduling Service Calls
Trade Contractors and Customer Service
Warranty Service Voucher System
Safety Management
Three Reasons for Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Employee Rights and Duties
Inspections
Violations, Citations, Penalties, and Appeal Process
Types of Violations and Severity of Penalties
OSHA Focused Inspection Program
What to Do in an OSHA Inspection
Appeals
Affirmative Defenses
Multiple-Employer Worksites
The Superintendent's Role in Safety
Implementing a Safety Program
Training for a Safe Jobsite
Safety Awards Program
Safety Inspections
Record Keeping
Reporting Requirements
Hazard Communication Guidelines
Accident Investigation
Trade Contractor Safety
Enforcement and Discipline
The Emergency Action Plan
Notes
Resources
How to Use The Tools and Checklists
Management Tools
Blueprint Checklist
Call Log
Change Order Form
Completion and Closing Checklist
Daily Report Form
General Outline of Major Construction Phases
Materials Management Guidelines
Sample Job Description
Self-Evaluation
Site Meeting Checklist
Superintendent Training Program Outline
Quality Control Checklists
Brick
Cabinets
Exterior Concrete Flatwork
Garage Concrete Flatwork
Interior Concrete Flatwork
Dampproofing
Drywall
Electrical
Final Walk-through
Floor Covering
Footing
Block Foundation
Poured Concrete Foundations
Framing
Framing Nailing
Framing Punch Out
Initial Grading
Gutters and Downspouts
HVAC Finish
HVAC Rough
Insulation
Interior Trim
Mirror, Shelves, and Bath Accessories
Paint
Plumbing
Porches and Decks
Roofing
Vinyl Siding
Stucco/Parging
Windows and Exterior Doors
Comfort Zone Checklists
All Trades
Excavators
Footer Crew
Foundation Crew
Concrete Prep Flatwork Crew
Framers
Roofers
Siding
HVAC
Plumbers
Electricians
Insulators
Drywallers
Cabinet Installer
Trim Carpenters
Index

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