The Management of Construction

Introduction of Management of Construction
Construction industry segments
General building construction
Engineered construction
Construction industry characteristics
Overview of the construction project life cycle
Construction of Pre-project phase
Construction of Planning and design phase
Construction Contractor selection phase
Construction Project mobilisation phase
Construction Project operations phase
Construction Project closeout and termination phase

2Pre-project phase
Introduction of Pre-project phase
Selection of project delivery system
Traditional designtenderbuild
Construction manager
Project manager
Document and construct
Separate prime contracts
Joint venture
Force account
Phased construction
Evaluation and comparison of project delivery systems

Selection of type of contract
Lump sum/fixed price
Unit price/measure and value
Cost plus
Variations of basic cost plus
Time and materials
Case study: Project organisation innovation in Scandinavia

Introduction of Planning and design phase
Geotechnical specialist
Other specialists
Land surveyor
Cost estimator
Quantity surveyor
Project manager
A note on partnering
Planning and feasibility study stage
Consultant selection
The brief
Construction Programme development
Identification of alternatives
Site investigation
Constructability analysis
Public input
Code analysis
Preliminary cost estimate
Construction Financial feasibility analysis
Construction Project recommendation
Construction Funding
Construction Site selection and land acquisition

Construction Introduction of Design stage
Construction Schematic design
Construction Design development

Construction Introduction to the form of the contract
Construction Drawings
Construction General conditions
Construction Special conditions
Construction Technical specifications
Construction Schedule of quantities

Construction Invitation to tender
Construction Instructions to tenderers
Construction Tender form
Construction Agreement
Construction Surety bond forms and insurance certificates
Construction Summary of planning and design
Construction Cost estimates
Construction Constructability analysis

Construction Introduction of Contractor selection phase
Construction Methods for contractor selection
Construction Pre-qualification/post-qualification
Construction Open tender
Construction Invited tender
Construction Negotiation
Construction The contractors tender decision
Construction Project information sources
Construction Considerations in deciding to tender
Construction Preliminary job planning
Construction Method statement
Construction Constructability analysis
Construction Jobsite visits and checklists
Construction Preliminary schedule
Construction Pre-tender meetings
Construction Cost estimating
Construction The estimating process
Construction Elements of net project cost
Construction Subcontract work
Construction A lump-sum/fixed-price example
Construction A unit-price/measure-and-value example
Construction Cost-estimating software
Construction Value engineering
Construction Proposal preparation, submittal and opening
Project mobilisation phase
Legal and contractual issues
Permits, consents and licences
Programming, planning and scheduling
Work breakdown structure
Bar charts
Network schedules
General concepts: a modest example
Computer applications: a larger example
Computer applications: some software features
Data input and error checking
Basic time calculations
Tabular output
Resource analysis
Cost analysis and cost control
Schedule monitoring and updating
Graphical output
Electronic communication of input and output
Operations modelling
Budgeting and cost systems
From estimate to budget
Cash flow projection
Organising the worksite
Temporary services and facilities
Workshops and indoor storage
Dry shacks
Temporary housing and food service
Temporary utilities
Sanitary facilities
Medical and first aid facilities
Access and delivery
Storage/laydown areas
Security and signage
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Quarries and borrow areas
The site layout plan
Buying out the job
Material procurement
To subcontract or not?
Subcontract proposals
Subcontract negotiation and award
Project staffing
Worksite organisation structure
Union labour
Open shop and merit shop non-union contracting
Special considerations in mobilising for remote projects
Discussion questions
Case study: Wilmot pass and Wanganella logistical planning and personnel
accommodation in a remote corner of New Zealand
Case study: Temporary quarters for pipeline workers on a far-away project
Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline construction camps
Project operations phase
Monitoring and control
Schedule updating
Cost control
Data sources
Cost reports
Quantity section
Cost section
Unit cost section
Other aspects of financial control
Quality management
Safety management
Environmental management
Water drainage and runoff
Compacted soil from equipment operations
Mud, dust and slurry from tyres
Air pollution
Contamination from petroleum and other spills
Discharge into waters
Solid waste disposal
Products of demolition and renovation
Worker sanitation
Endangered species
Wildlife protection
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Resource management
Personnel supervision and labour productivity
Sources of craft personnel, their assignment and supervision
Labour productivity
Working conditions
Employee motivation
Tardiness and absenteeism
Programming and schedule control
Material management
New technology
Length of the working week
Changes in the work
Project uniqueness
Environmental conditions
Contractual arrangements
Materials management
Equipment management
Documentation and communication
Measurement, progress payments and retainage
Value engineering
Other project documentation and document management
Contract documentation
Communication records
Project status documentation
Materials management
Financial management
Electronically-enhanced project communications
Selected legal issues
Claims process
Dispute prevention and resolution
Dispute prevention
Resolution through court systems
Alternative resolution methods
Example common issues
Differing site conditions
Contract termination
Discussion questions
Case study: Long-distance construction material management
the KoreaAlaska connection
Project closeout and termination phase
Completing the work
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Testing and startup
Preliminary punch lists
Pre-final inspection
Final punch list
Final inspection
Beneficial occupancy
Personnel actions
Closing the construction office
Closing out the project
Subcontractor payment
Final release or waiver of liens
Consent of surety
Final quantities
Request for final payment
Liquidated damages
Final payment and release of retainage
Final accounting and cost control completion
Certificate for payment
Contractors certificate of completion
Certificate of substantial completion
Certificate of completion
Certificate of occupancy
As-built drawings
Operating and maintenance manuals
Records archiving and transfer
Training sessions
Warranties, guarantees and defects liability period
Post-project analysis, critique and report
Owner feedback
A closing comment
Discussion questions

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