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Edition: 2015
Pages: 384
Author(s): Fred Sherratt, Peter Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
Language: English
Size: 190 Mb

Management in the construction industry is a complex task, with team members often undertaking hazardous work, complying with stacks of regulations and legal requirements, and under the constant threat of plans going awry; however, there is no need for all construction management textbooks to be so complicated.

Starting with a general overview of the industry, Introduction to Construction Management is the beginner’s guide to key concepts, terms, processes and practices associated with modern construction management in the UK. Supported by diagrams, illustrations and case studies, this book explores construction management from a variety of perspectives, including:

• Production management
• Commercial management
• Quality management
• Health and safety management
• Environmental management.

Also incorporated are important industry trends, including sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the advent of BIM.

This is the most approachable text available for anyone starting to learn about construction management at HNC/HND, FdSc, or BSc level.

Content:

Introduction
Part 1 The construction industry 5
1.1 What is the ‘construction industry’? 5
1.2 Construction projects 8
1.2.1 What starts a construction project? 8
1.2.2 How is construction work allocated? 9
1 .2.3 How are construction projects organised? 1 3
1.2.4 Who forms the construction project team? 1 5
1.3 Construction people 1 6
1.3.1 Construction professions 17
1.3.2 Construction trades 21
1.4 Construction bodies 24
1.4.1 Constructing Excellence 24
1.4.2 Strategic Forum for Construction 25
1.4.3 Construction Industry Council 25
1.5 The construction industry: summary 26
Further reading 26
Discussion point comments 28
Part 2 Construction management in theory 31
2.1 What is management? 32
2.2 Management functions: what do managers do? 32
2.2.1 Forecasting 33
2.2.2 Planning 34
2.2.3 Organising and coordinating 35
2.2.4 Commanding 35
2.2.5 Controlling 35
2.2.6 How important are these functions for a construction manager? 37
2.3 Principles of management: how do managers do it? 37
2.4 Managing people: the key to successful management? 40
2.4.1 Communication 42
2.4.2 Motivation 43
2.4.3 Leadership 48
2.4.4 Teamwork 50
2.4.5 Managing people in construction: summary 53
2.5 What is construction management? 53
2.6 Construction management in theory: summary 55
Further reading 56
Discussion point comments 57
Part 3 Construction management in practice 67
3.1 Production planning and control 68
3.1.1 Production parameters 68
3.1.2 Where do these production parameters come from? 70
3.1.3 Production planning 71
3.1.4 Effective production planning 72
3.1.5 Production control 77
3.1.6 Production planning and control: summary 78
Discussion point comments 80
3.2 Site management 84
3.2.1 Introduction 84
3.2.2 Legislative requirements 85
3.2.3 Site layout 87
3.2.4 Being a good neighbour 106
3.2.5 Site management control 1 08
3.2.6 Site management: summary 112
Discussion point comments 113
3.3 Time management 119
3.3.1 Introduction 119
3.3.2 Producing a construction programme 119
3.3.3 Establishing key dates and milestones 1 20
3.3.4 Establishing key activities 121
3.3.5 Establishing durations 123
3.3.6 Allocating resources 126
3.3.7 Establishing the sequence 128
3.3.8 Applying logic 129
3.3.9 Controlling time: monitoring the programme 137
3.3.10 Time management: summary 139
Discussion point comments 141
3.4 Cost management 142
3.4.1 Introduction 142
3.4.2 Client cost planning 14
3.4.3 Contractor cost planning 1 46
3.4.4 Client cost control 153
3.4.5 Contractor cost control 154
3.4.6 End of contract reconciliations as a form of cost control 169
3.4.7 Cash flow 172
3.4.8 Cost management: summary 175
Discussion point comments 1 76
3.5 Quality management 1 78
3.5.1 Introduction 178
3.5.2 What is quality? 179
3.5.3 Defining quality management 1 79
3.5.4 Quality management standards 181
3.5.5 Managing quality production on site: planning and control 1 84
3.5.6 Benefits of quality management 1 92
3.5.7 Quality management: summary 193
Discussion point comments 1 94
3.6 Health and safety management 197
3.6.1 Introduction: Kieron’s story 197
3.6.2 The construction industry’s health and safety profile 197
3.6.3 A safe industry? 1 98
3.6.4 A healthy industry? 201
3.6.5 How is health and safety managed? 203
3.6.6 What happened to Kieron? 225
3.6.7 Health and safety management: summary 227
Discussion point comments 228
3.7 Environmental management 233
3.7.1 Introduction 233
3.7.2 What is sustainability? 233
3.7.3 Sustainability and construction 236
3.7.4 A sustainable construction industry for the future 239
3.7.5 What is environmental management? 240
3.7.6 Environmental management tools 242
3.7.7 Environmental management on site 247
3.7.8 Corporate social responsibility 259
3.7.9 Environmental management: summary 261
Discussion point comments 263
3.8 Construction management in practice: summary 269
Further reading 270
Part 4 New directions in construction management 275
4.1 Drivers for change 276
4.1.1 Industry reviews 277
4.1.2 Government strategy: Construction 2025 279
4.2 Barriers to change 281
4.3 Whole life cycle construction 283
4.4 Lean construction 285
4.4.1 What is lean construction? 285
4.4.2 Lean thinking 287
4.4.3 Lean working 288
4.4.4 Benefits of lean 293
4.4.5 Criticisms of lean 294
4.5 Building information modelling 295
4.5.1 What is building information modelling? 295
4.5.2 BIM beyond design 296
4.5.3 Where has BIM come from? 298
4.5.4 What are the ‘levels’ of BIM? 298
4.5.5 BIM terminology and documentation 299
4.5.6 BIM in practice 302
4.5.7 Benefits of BIM 304
4.6 The changing role of the construction manager 305
4.7 New directions in construction management: summary 306
Further reading 307
Discussion point comments 308
Introduction to Construction Management: summary 31 3
Sources 31 4
Glossary of key terms 319
Appendix 349
Suggested exercise solutions 349
Blank programme template 364
Blank risk assessment template 365
Index 367


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