Construction Project Administration (10e) : 9780132866736

Construction Project Administration (10e)

Fisk & Reynolds
 
Edition
 
10
ISBN
 
9780132866736
ISBN 10
 
0132866730
Published
 
08/07/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
408
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$237.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Construction Project Administration, Construction Project Management, Construction Administration, Construction Management.

 

Construction Project Administration, Tenth Edition, shows readers how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout. From start to finish, the topics pertinent to each stage of a project are introduced and discussed as they occur throughout the life of the project. Students learn how to unite the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc.) and provide them with a workable system for operating as an effective construction team. Reflecting the latest technology, laws, and regulations, the text addresses concepts using simple, straightforward language and numerous real-world examples.

Table of contents

1. The Project Delivery System

2. Responsibility and Authority

3. Resident Project Representative Office Responsibilities

4. Documentation: Records and Reports

5. Electronic Project Administration

6. Specifications and Drawings

7. Using the Specifications in Contract Administration

8. Construction Laws and Labor Relations

9. Construction Safety

10. Meetings and Negotiations

11. Risk Allocation and Liability Sharing

12. Preconstruction Operations

13. Planning for Construction

14. CMP Scheduling for Construction

15. Construction Operations

16. Value Engineering

17. Measurement and Payment

18. Construction Materials and Workmanship

19. Changes and Extra Work

20. Claims and Disputes

21. Project Closeout

New to this edition

Updated to provide readers with the latest coverage of technology and industry practices.

  • Since so many projects are now being constructed using the Design-Build (DB) project delivery system, this edition offers expanded coverage on how DB impacts the principles discussed throughout the book.
  • With almost universal usage of computers to schedule projects, arrow diagramming has fallen into disuse and hence most of the arrow diagramming discussion was removed from Chapter 14.
  • The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was added to Chapter 8 because those permits are required on the vast majority of construction projects and a Resident Project Representative needs to understand them.
  • Due to the widespread use of electronic project administration on construction projects, more emphasis was placed on electronic reporting and usage of electronic devices.  

Revised to improve the flow of material and help students study more effectively.

  • The material covering Preconstruction Conferences in Chapters 10 and 12 has been combined into Chapter 12 to minimize redundancy and to improve readability.
  • Chapter questions have been updated in order to be consistent with the revised text material.
Enhanced coverage of the latest environmental and safety issues.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has become so prevalent in the construction industry that the author felt it appropriate to address its impacts on material already incorporated in the book.
  • Experience Modification Rating (EMR) was also added to Chapter 8 to further emphasize the importance of safety on all construction sites.
Features & benefits

For courses in Construction Project Administration, Construction Project Management, Construction Administration, Construction Management.

 

Construction Project Administration, Tenth Edition, shows readers how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout. From start to finish, the topics pertinent to each stage of a project are introduced and discussed as they occur throughout the life of the project. Students learn how to unite the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc.) and provide them with a workable system for operating as an effective construction team. Reflecting the latest technology, laws, and regulations, the text addresses concepts using simple, straightforward language and numerous real-world examples.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Reflects the latest technology, laws and regulations—shaping construction project administration.

  • Covers the latest techniques in the field (CMP scheduling, liquidation of assets, etc.); discusses the DOT and local standards specs; covers design-build laws for Federal and public projects, and more!

Traces a project from start to finish—from design through construction to closeout.

  • Shows topics pertinent to each stage of a project and illustrates a project’s lifecycle.

Uses simple, straightforward language—with many real world examples.

  • Offers practical application that is relevant to all in the construction industry—from students to design professionals to project managers to contract administrators and construction engineers.

Includes a complete chapter on electronic project administration—see Chapter 5.

  • Discusses computer applications for procurement and project administration and keeps students abreast of the latest techniques in the field.

Incorporates case law examples, sample documentation forms, and completed examples.

  • Gives students real-world examples and information on the laws impacting day-to-day job activities.