Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management, Second Edition

  • 7h 49m
  • Barbara J. Jackson
  • Sybex
  • 2010

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

  • Introduction
  • The Construction Industry
  • What is Construction Management?
  • How We Get the Work
  • The Construction Contract
  • Project Stages
  • Estimating Project Costs
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Operations and Job Site Management
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Monitoring Project Performance
  • Managing Quality and Safety
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Glossary