Construction Process Planning and Management

Construction Process Planning and Management

In this book, Sid Levy provides valuable advice for avoiding or working through the common problems that are a result of the long-term nature of construction projects, failure to select a ?project delivery system? appropriate to the project ...

Author: Sidney M Levy

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080949800

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 896

By their very nature, construction projects can create seemingly endless opportunities for conflict. Written by a best selling author with over 40 years of experiences in the construction and general contracting business, Construction Process Planning and Management provides you with the necessary tools to save time and money on your construction project. In this book, Sid Levy provides valuable advice for avoiding or working through the common problems that are a result of the long-term nature of construction projects, failure to select a ?project delivery system? appropriate to the project, incomplete drawing and specifications, unrealistic scheduling, poor communication and coordination among participants, and inadequate contract administration. From project genesis, through design development to contractor and contract selection, on to construction oversight, punch list and successful project close-out, this book will point out those pitfalls to avoid and offer practical advice at every step along the way. Administer the general construction process including solicitation of contractor's qualifications (pre-qualify bidders), comparative analysis of bid packages, recommendation for contract award, contract document negotiation and documentation of job change orders Provide Project Planning and on-site management and coordination of all construction projects Ensure compliance of building construction rules and regulations and collaborate with chief engineers to monitor quality of construction Conduct technical/plan review of construction documents and submit written responses identifying required corrections or changes Design, implement and oversee Company standards for construction policies, practices and processes
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing

Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing

Although the general domain-independent nature of the process planning
problem was considered from the outset, the initial goal was to ... in the
construction management domain, the ideas and concepts presented have wider
application.

Author: Carlos Zozaya-Gorostiza

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323156080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 356

Knowledge-Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing describes a knowledge-based system architecture that is used to develop process planning systems called PLANEX. This book explains that PLANEX is a domain-independent, knowledge-based process planning system architecture. Starting from a description of the physical artifact to be constructed or manufactured, PLANEX generates the set of activities used to create the artifact. These activities, with their required resources, are linked into a process planning network which can be used in project scheduling or management. This text also reviews the concepts, requirements, and resulting architecture of PLANEX, including detailed descriptions of applications of the system in construction and manufacturing. This publication is recommended to engineers, architects, and specialists interested in construction and manufacturing process planning.
Categories: Business & Economics

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

This book is meant for students and professionals having fundamental engineering knowledge and familiarity with construction process and practices.

Author: K K CHITKARA

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9789353166328

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

View: 776

This book is meant for students and professionals having fundamental engineering knowledge and familiarity with construction process and practices. It includes 18 chapters – each accompanied with an appendix – along with abbreviations and glossary of terms. Each chapter has been ensured to provide an optimal mix of theory and application. The subject covered in this book provides practical relevance to current project management techniques and practices.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Project Planning Scheduling and Control in Construction

Project Planning  Scheduling  and Control in Construction

William J. Resource Constrained Project Scheduling 1978 3 T Kalk , A. Insight -
Interactive Simulation of Construction Operations Using Graphical ... 1982 T
Inoue , Junichi Strategic Planning for Project Management in Process Plant ...

Author: Calin M. Popescu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471028584

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 573

View: 170

Critical Path Method (CPM) and Performance Evaluation and ReviewTechnique (PERT) are widely recognized as the most effectivemethods of keeping large, complex construction projects onschedule, under budget, and up to professional standards. But thesemethods remain underused because they are poorly understood and,due to a host of unfamiliar terms and applications, may seem morecomplicated than they really are. This encyclopedia brings together, in one comprehensive volume, allterms, definitions, and applications related to the time and costmanagement of construction projects. While many of these termsrefer to ancient and venerable building practices, others haveevolved quite recently and refer specifically to modernconstruction and management techniques. Sources include hundreds ofprofessional books, trade journals, and research publications, aswell as planning and scheduling software vendor literature. The detailed glossary of all applicable terms includes across-referenced listing of examples that describe real-worldapplications for each term supplied. An extensive bibliographycovers all applicable books, articles, and periodicals available onproject planning, scheduling, and control using CPM and relatedsubjects. This book is an important quick reference and desktop informationresource for construction planners, schedulers, and controllers, aswell as civil engineers and project managers. It is also theultimate research tool for educators, students, or anyone who seeksto improve their understanding of the management of modernconstruction projects.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Construction Planning Programming and Control

Construction Planning Programming and Control

This book adopts a methodical approach to the process of planning and control exercised by the contractor during the pre-tender, pre-contract and construction phases of projects through the application of various planning techniques to a ...

Author: Brian Cooke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349142934

Category: Building

Page: 355

View: 381

This book adopts a methodical approach to the process of planning and control exercised by the contractor during the pre-tender, pre-contract and construction phases of projects through the application of various planning techniques to a number of case studies in both building and civil engineering. To develop a fundamental understanding of the factors which influence the successful management of time on projects, the book explores the implications of new forces that are changing the way the construction industry operates, including the 'Latham' culture and new health and safety legislation such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. A number of planning applications are explained, including linked bar charts, networks and precedence diagrams, together with techniques used for repetitive projects, such as line of balance and time-chainage diagrams. The text also incorporates examples of contract budgetary control and cost-value reconciliation procedures.
Categories: Building

Knowledge and Skill Chains in Engineering and Manufacturing

Knowledge and Skill Chains in Engineering and Manufacturing

Kano, Naruo: Construction Process Planning Methods, IAJ Award 1995, Institute
of Architecture of Japan, 1995 3. Matsumoto, S. et al. ... 11, 1987 4. Nagaoka et.al
: Process Plan and Management for Repetitive Construction Projects, ...

Author: Eiji Arai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387238514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 444

Since the first DIISM conference, which took place 9 years ago, the world has seen drastic changes, including the transformation of manufacturing and engineering software, and the information and communication technologies deployed. The conditions for manufacturing and engineering have changed on a large scale, in terms of technology-enabled collaboration among the fields of design, engineering, production, usage, maintenance and recyclingldisposal. These changes can be observed in rapidly-growing fields such as supply chain management. As for production technologies at factory floors, new visions on human-machine co-existing systems involve both knowledge management and multi-media technologies. Therefore, because of these changes, the importance of information infrastructure for manufacturing has increased, stunningly. Information infrastructure plays a key role in integrating diverse fields of manufacturing, engineering and management. This, in addition to its basic role, as the information and communication platform for the production systems. Eventually, it should also serve the synthetic function of knowledge management, during the life cycles of both the production systems and their products, and for all stakeholders.
Categories: Business & Economics

Process Management in Design and Construction

Process Management in Design and Construction

Despite the lack of a 'standard' project process there are several wellrecognised
models of the construction process, namely the Royal Institute of British Architects
(RIBA) Plan of Work (first published in 1964) and the British Property ...

Author: Rachel Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470680483

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 740

To deliver a construction project on time, at cost and of appropriate quality, it is critical to manage the design and construction process effectively... This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of process management in design and construction in order to meet the business needs of the construction industry as they change in today’s highly competitive global environment. It identifies the current state of the industry in the process management field, describing trends and developments (including information technology), and demonstrates these through case study evidence. Practical guidance is offered by identifying potential pitfalls, illustrating best practise drawn from construction and appropriate manufacturing applications. The overall approach is a holistic one, based on practical experience gained throughout the past decade both in the academic and industrial environments, including leading a number of research projects on process and IT related topics in construction and manufacturing industries. Process Management in Design and Construction will provide students on construction and project management related courses with a description of the state of process management in design and construction - including current process models – as well as a future vision based on up-to-date research findings and good practice in the construction industry. The book also offers practical guidance to industrial and consultancy organisations on undertaking and implementing process management projects - including re-engineering their customer delivery processes through effective project
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Management Systems for Construction

Management Systems for Construction

In particular, the stages of the planning are considered, together with the role of
the planner at the various stages of the construction process. The practicalities of
planning time are explained through commonly used programming techniques, ...

Author: Alan Griffith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317882473

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 185

The book provides a concise focussed guide to the main management areas that are essential to the success of modern construction projects. The concepts, principles and applications in the seven main management areas that are essential to the success of construction projects are presented. It links in with The CIOB's Education Framework is recommended reading for The CIOB.
Categories: Architecture

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering

During the period between the training weeks they have to elaborate
deliverables for every phase of building process, ... More in detail, the focus will
be set at process planning for design and construction as well as the managing
and ...

Author: Mary Kathryn Thompson

Publisher: Mary Kathryn Thompson

ISBN: 9780989465816

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 149

View: 946

Categories: Civil engineering

Strategic Management Applied to International Construction

Strategic Management Applied to International Construction

In both cases the contractor will appoint a construction manager who will directly
control the construction process and will work ... Project planning and control
Planning and control represent the core functions necessary for successful
project ...

Author: Rodney Howes

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727732110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 352

- Introduction - Preparation for entry into international construction - provides an introduction to the subject from its inception by providing a framework, which identifies the factors that should be considered and evaluated to test the strategy for entry into a new international market. - International trade and the nature of international construction - an overview of world economic performance and trade is provided in this chapter. The principles of international trade are outlined and these are related to activities of world trade bodies. Also discussed are the reasons why national governments have implemented trade barriers and tariffs. - Corporate strategy - examines the factors that contribute to the success of a strategy aimed at profitability and growth derived from operating internationally and globally. Explained and applied are Porter's seminal work, concerning industrial and national competitiveness and The Boston Consulting Group model, an alternative approach to the determination of the business portfolio. - Marketing, competitive advantage and procurement - sets out to provide a framework for the development of a sound marketing strategy that will exploit corporate strengths in the face of competition, while minimizing risk. - International construction finance - details the sources of finance for international construction and provides and explanation of the cost of capital. The international financial system is outlined and the method of calculating the key economic indicator of gross national product (GNP) is described. This chapter also includes a section devoted to the financial evaluation of mergers and acquisitions. - International management culture - examined in this chapter are the prospects for intercultural management and the means of profiling and identifying the nature of cultures. Also explained is the need to build a cultural map and a brief appraisal of working cultures. - International human resource management - seeks to establish the importance of the interaction between the management of human resources and corporate strategies and decision-making. Detailed within the chapter are health and safety policies, basic functions of international human resources management and models of human resource management are proposed. - Organization structure and management systems - explains the principles and influencing factors that determine the selection and evolution of organisation structures. Project organization structures are analysed and the advantages of matrix project management structures are discussed. - Communications - presents the basic components of the communication process and discusses the implications on international and global organizations with respect to the influences of different languages and cultures. - Project management - this chapter is concerned with the efficient management of the design and construction of construction projects and seeks to identify and describe the decisions, actions and arrangements that are required to realize projects within budget, on time and to the quality standards specified. - Future horizons - this final chapter attempts to address the prime movers for change and makes a prognostication about the future shape and development of the global construction industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Power Plant Construction Management 2nd Edition

Power Plant Construction Management  2nd Edition

This timely second edition of Power Plant Construction Management: A Survival Guide is revised and updated to include new technologies, evolving regulations, and the changing power generation mix between gas and coal plants.

Author: Peter G. Hessler

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593703370

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 397

View: 912

This timely second edition of Power Plant Construction Management: A Survival Guide is revised and updated to include new technologies, evolving regulations, and the changing power generation mix between gas and coal plants. Hessler expands upon the first edition and provides a thorough plan for managing the financials of building a power plant. He covers the entire process from preplanning to contingency planning to the business of on-site construction management. The book includes checklists, guidelines, photos, and examples that serve as useful tools in the decision-making process. With a focus on finances, management skills, regulations, technology, and much more, this book is a must-read for anyone with a stake in the power plant construction process.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Construction Project Management Success Guide

The Construction Project Management Success Guide

THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS GUIDE 2ND EDITION: Everything You Need To Know About Construction Contracts, Estimating, Planning And Scheduling, Skills To Manage Trades And Home Renovations You're about to discover how to the ...

Author: Andreas P

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329043336

Category: House & Home

Page: 54

View: 429

THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS GUIDE 2ND EDITION: Everything You Need To Know About Construction Contracts, Estimating, Planning And Scheduling, Skills To Manage Trades And Home Renovations You're about to discover how to the re-emergence of the real estate market sparked renewed optimism in construction. Across different states in the country, residential construction jobs are being undertaken in order to satisfy the demands in housing. Since residential construction projects are still a business (except when you want to build your own home), the idea is to build enough living spaces and to offer them to prospective clients or leasers at an affordable price. Of course the success of such a goal still lies on income and the general economic outlook, but one thing is for certain: now that the housing crisis is over, more people will look forward getting a place to call their home.
Categories: House & Home

Human Centered Computing

Human Centered Computing

Application of 4D-VR Technology in the Management of Large-Scaled Scientific
Project Cheng Xun( ), Cao Kang, and ... How to formulate a reasonable plan in
the construction process, achieve precise control of the state of technology and ...

Author: Qiaohong Zu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319155548

Category: Computers

Page: 913

View: 491

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the refereed proceedings of the First Human Centered Computing Conference, HCC 2014, that consolidated and further develops the successful ICPCA/SWS conferences on Pervasive Computing and the Networked World. The 54 full papers and 30 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 152 submissions. These proceedings present research papers investigating into a variety of aspects towards human centric intelligent societies. They cover the categories: infrastructure and devices; service and solution; data and knowledge; and community.
Categories: Computers

Building Information Modeling Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations McGraw Hill Construction Series

Building Information Modeling  Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations  McGraw Hill Construction Series

The automotive and aerospace industries have used information modeling techniques for years and now major construction companies are embracing BIM CD-ROM includes software evaluations, links, case studies, exercises, and more

Author: Willem Kymmell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071595452

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 277

The automotive and aerospace industries have used information modeling techniques for years and now major construction companies are embracing BIM CD-ROM includes software evaluations, links, case studies, exercises, and more
Categories: Architecture

Expert Systems

Expert Systems

The construction engineering and management involve all the planning and
design decisions related to the equipment and physical facilities ( e.g. ,
cofferdams , access roads , etc. ) involved in the construction process . Expert
system ( ES ) ...

Author: M. Arockiasamy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849342171

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 166

Engineering, medicine, computer science, mathematics, and business all use applications of expert systems for problem solving that would normally require human skill. These expert systems solve varied problems with a similar procedure - so that knowledge of their use in other specialties will inevitably benefit yours. Expert Systems: Applications for Structural, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering provides a comprehensive, concise treatment of knowledge-based expert systems that introduces you to the flavor, concepts, and capacity of this powerful procedure. Expert Systems covers preliminary design of three-dimensional grids, design systems for low rise industrial buildings, preliminary design of frameworks, bridge design systems, and retaining wall design - especially the methodologies for these applications to structural design. The author presents design standards, typical expert systems for construction engineering and management applications, and the underlying concepts of expert systems, emphasizing bridge analysis, rating, and management. He describes the methodology and applications which aid the transportation and highway engineer in planning, design, and operation and addresses several applications in the fields of environmental and water resources engineering. Automation of the advice-giving of experts is used in design, process planning, manufacturing schedule, quality control, and diagnosis by a range of disciplines. Expert Systems increases your awareness of the versatility of expert systems in these disciplines and offers the theory and algorithms you need to use expert systems in design, maintenance, and construction.
Categories: Computers

Project Management for Building Construction

Project Management for Building Construction

During building partner management, general construction management is
supplemented with select firms, the building partners, through takeover of the
construction execution ... All this is done by means of an integrated planning
process.

Author: Hans Sommer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642108754

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 664

Preface Construction has turned into an ever more complex At major structural engineering projects, project mesh of relationships between increasingly accelerating participants from the most different areas of interests processes, decisions and actions. At the same time, and knowledge gather in one place: Architects, project however, there is a development toward sustainable managers and specialized planners, representatives design that leads to buildings providing the best possible of the client, of the relevant authorities and also from connection of functionality and architecture, energy the building and construction industry. Communication ef? ciency and healthy construction materials that can dif? culties cannot be ruled out in such a heteroge- be recycled while at the same time also achieving the ous circle. It is, hence, one of ? rst aims of this book, best possible economical bene? ts. to outline both the participants and the process of structural engineering projects – for planning and con- Following its modest beginnings, the Drees & Sommer struction – by using striking examples to describe them corporation has grown in this area and for over 35 years clearly. Furthermore, the essential management tasks now has been signi? cantly contributing to the develop- and possible management variants are explained. ment of modern project management while always putting an emphasis on innovation when it came to With this book, I would like to thank all employees management method.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Organization and Management of Construction

The Organization and Management of Construction

́Logistic Service: in charge of supporting the construction process by managing
key resources. ́ Project Execution: refers to the all activities involved in the
construction process. ́ Corporate Management: in charge of planning, directing
and ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135813901

Category: Architecture

Page: 444

View: 336

The proceedings of the CIB W65 Symposium on the Organization and Management of Construction conference are presented here and in the companion volumes as state-of-the-art papers documenting research and innovative practice in the field of construction. The volumes cover four broad themes: business management, project management, risk management, IT development and applications. Each volume is organized to provide easy reference so that the practitioner can speedily extract up to date information and knowledge about the global construction industry. Managing the Construction Enterprise (Volume One): Covers the firm and its business environment, markets and marketing, human resource management strategic planning, and quality management. Managing the Construction Project (Volume Two): focuses upon productivity, procurement, international projects and human issues in relation to management performance of construction organisations. Managing Risk (Volume Two): incorporates discussion of risk away from regulation by government and those safety risks inherent in the construction process. Managing Construction Information (Volume Three, published in conjunction with Construct IT Centre of Excellence): incorporates material on information systems and methods, application of IT to the design and construction processes and how IT theory and applications are best transmitted to students and practitioners. The work represents a collation of wide ranging ideas and theory about construction and how research has contributed to the development of the industry on a global application of research to the problems of the construction industry.
Categories: Architecture

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

... resource limitations, and substantial costs put great emphasis on the planning,
scheduling, and control of construction operations. Unfortunately, the
construction process, once set into motion, is not a self-regulating mechanism
and requires ...

Author: Richard H. Clough

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471324388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 870

A complete update of the definitive guide to the planning and scheduling of construction projects Now with a dedicated Web site containing a downloadable version of the premier CPM scheduling software program–Micro Planner Manager(r) from MicroPlanning International for both Windows(r) and Macintosh platforms This Fourth Edition of Construction Project Management reaffirms the book′s status as the industry–leading, definitive guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation in the principles and fundamentals of CPM with particular emphasis on project planning. A highway bridge with a complete cost estimate is used to illustrate each of the principles of project management. Using this basic information and the case studies in the appendix, students are given project management problems and hands–on project management experience. Important features of Construction Project Management, Fourth Edition include: ∗ Complete coverage of planning and scheduling principles that apply to every type of construction project ∗ Special emphasis on the most difficult and important part of CPM–the planning process ∗ A new chapter on production planning, the process of turning the project plan into efficient workplace operations ∗ New methods for handling construction contingency planning and weather delays ∗ In–depth coverage of the legal aspects of CPM scheduling ∗ Large illustrations conveniently tucked into a back cover pocket An excellent text for both building construction and construction engineering students, this book is also an indispensable on–the–job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Construction Management Strategies

Construction Management Strategies

The book gives students the basic toolkit needed to think through the situations they will face in practice; and it gives construction managers responsible for companies and projects a robust methodology for checking their own approach in ...

Author: Milan Radosavljevic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119968481

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 501

An authoritative textbook on construction management offering a clear model for understanding theoretical aspects. The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. Construction Management Strategies sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction’s inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed. Construction Management Strategies: Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management. Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole. Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face. Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject. Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Construction Health and Safety Management

Construction Health and Safety Management

The CDM Regulations are concerned with the management of health and safety
throughout the total construction process. Clear responsibility is placed upon
clients, designers and contractors to be proactive in the planning, coordination
and ...

Author: Alan Griffith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317876410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 363

Provides knowledge, understanding and guidance to the detailed and complex requirements of health and safety legislation as applied to the construction industry. This book provides the knowledge, understanding and guidance to the CDM regulations that students in particular will need when they start working in the industry. It links in with the CIOB Education Framework at levels 2 and 3.
Categories: Technology & Engineering