Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management, Second Edition
- 7h 49m
- Barbara J. Jackson
Launch Your Construction Management Career—Quickly and Effectively
Written by an expert with over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor, the new edition of this bestselling guide has been revised and updated and is more timely than ever. Get a thorough introduction to construction management basics, see how today's hot issues such as sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are impacting the industry, and master the very latest techniques and tools of the trade.
- Review the basics, including industry sectors, project players, and professional affiliations
- Find out what it takes to be a construction manager, take an aptitude quiz, and check your "fitness"
- Understand the complete process of design and construction
- See how work is obtained and learn the ins and outs of contract documents
- Learn how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, and manage a job site
- Build and maintain a project schedule
- Measure performance, monitor safety, and control quality
- Identify, evaluate, and manage project risks
- Get up to speed on Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- In-Depth Coverage for Anyone Considering a Career in Construction Management
- A Valuable Reference and Resource for Those Already in the Industry
- Introduces the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)Certification Programs
About the Author
Barbara J. Jackson is Director of the California Center for Construction Education and a Professor of Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She holds a BS in Housing and Design, an MS in Construction Management, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed contractor and design-builder, she is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on alternative project delivery.
In this Book
The Construction Industry
What is Construction Management?
How We Get the Work
The Construction Contract
Estimating Project Costs
Construction Operations and Job Site Management
Project Planning and Scheduling
Monitoring Project Performance
Managing Quality and Safety
Managing Project Risks
Building Information Modeling