Project Management in Construction

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 190 pages
The one thing that all well-run, profitable construction projects have in common is that they benefit from good project managers. People who have the skills to plan the project, manage it and keep it on track whenever tight timescales, costs, people or other difficulties threaten to derail it.The good news is that there is no secret art to project management. These are the skills that any manager can learn and use. Project Management in Construction is a practical, easy-to-read guide to defining, organizing, planning and executing a construction project so that it is completed to the satisfaction of the principal stakeholders.The book is part of the Leading Construction Series co-published by Gower and the CITB-ConstructionSkills. The Leading Construction Series is part of a CITB-ConstructionSkills initiative to develop management skills within the industry. The books in this series are designed to be essentially practical, with a firm grounding in the construction industry.

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Project success or failure
Bar chart pros and cons
Precedence network for the workshop project
Making a start
Getting Help from the Computer
Resource scheduling of the workshop project by Primavera SureTrak Project Manager 79
Organizing the Larger Project
Matrix organization for a single project 92
Statistical methods for dealing with uncertainty in plans and cost budgets 120
A brief introduction to project accounting 126
Work breakdown structure WBS
The project managers responsibilities in cost accounting 132
Controlling Cash and Progress
The financial status of external organizations 148
Controlling Changes
Asbuilt condition 175

Hybrid organizations 102
Putting priorities on different kinds of risk 108

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Dennis Lock is an independent consultant and university lecturer who now specializes in project management. His long and varied industrial management experience has ranged from subminiature electronic assemblies to international mining projects and estates management. He has written or edited numerous books, over 25 of them for Gower, including for example The Gower Handbook of Management and the hugely successful Project Management.

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